A resource to support good mental health and wellbeing for the people of Qatar
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For Health Professionals

​Human resources are the most valuable asset of any mental health service, as services must rely on the competence and skills of their staff to provide care for individuals with mental health conditions. In The State of Qatar these resources are made up of a range of mental health professionals, including psychiatrists; psychologists; counsellors; nurses; family physicians; and allied health professionals (social workers; occupational therapists).  


In an effort to improve accountability and standardize the quality of healthcare in Qatar, the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners (QCHP) was established in 2013 and is the sole authority responsible for the regulating of all healthcare practitioners working in both governmental and private healthcare sectors. The Registration & Licensing Department in QCHP has an objective to upgrade levels of targeted healthcare services and to adopt unified policies approved by QCHP, regardless of the certificate's origin or the applicant's home country.


How to become a Mental Health Professional in The State of Qatar

In order to practice as a Mental Health professional in the State of Qatar, you must be registered and licensed by the Qatar Council for Health Practitioners (QCHP).

For more information visit: HowToRegisterToPracticeInQatar


Each health professional group must adhere to a specific set of standards. Visit ​PoliciesandProcedures

to learn about standards for health practitioners in the State of Qatar.


Health professionals are encouraged to support quality mental health care by referring patients to a registered service provider/practitioner. For a list of registered mental health professionals and services visit services in Qatar


As well as regulating and licensing health professionals, the Accreditation and Health Profession Education Department at QCHP also accredits and monitors CME/CPD activities to ensure their adequacy, quality and compliance with national and international accreditation standards. Effective CME/CPD programs identify professional practice gaps and lead to a positive change in knowledge and performance of healthcare practitioners in their field of practice.

For more information visit accreditation


The Fitness to Practice Department at QCHP manages complaints related to any aspect of health care treatment in the State of Qatar.

“The QCHP mission is to protect the health and safety of the citizens and residents of the State of Qatar by ensuring that all licensed healthcare practitioners are competent and fit to practice”​​​​​