About Kayan

Kayan is a mental health initiative, that aims is to promote mental health awareness among the youth through online content, social media and school visits.

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What We Do

Mission Statement

OUR MISSION

To empower the youth in the United Arab Emirates by promoting mental health awareness through advocacy and education.

OUR VISION

An upcoming generation that acknowledges the significant role mental health plays in the well being of the individual and society as a whole.

THE WORD “KAYAN”

“Kayan” is an Arabic word that means many things. It means “entity”, “structure”, “Being” and the “self”. We chose it because it implies all that mental health enables, and all that mental illness robs: The ability to become whole.

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Kayan Mental Health Initiative is a grassroots mental health initiative in the UAE. Our aim is to promote mental health awareness among the youth through events, school visits, and the media.

All sessions are completely free-of-charge. Learn more here.

In 2018 we received a School Grant from  The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research in Ras Al Khaimah, which helped us jump-start the program.