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