Based on the principle of community awareness and social responsibility shared between Umm Al-Qura University and public, private and non-profit institutions, the Deanship of Scientific Research received an invitation from the General Presidency for the Holy Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque, represented by the Vice Presidency for Scientific and Intellectual Affairs, to hold a scientific meeting on the occasion of the World Mental Health Day entitled, "Mental Health and Volunteering". The meeting was held at the Holy Mosque Library, female section, on Tuesday, 15 Rabi` Al-Awwal, 1441 A.H., and included the following topics:
The meeting was presented by Her Excellency Dr. Sumayya bint Ezzat Sharaf, Vice Dean for Scientific Research and Volunteering Research, in which she clarified the concept of mental health and aspects of psychological compatibility. She also reviewed the latest research and psychological studies that showed aspects of health and disorder. She further explained the concept of the quality of life and its dimensions, and the relationship between it and volunteer work.
At the end of the meeting, the floor was opened for discussions, questions and inquiries from the audience. The speaker was then honored by the director of the women's section of the Holy Mosque Library in Makkah. The Dean of Scientific Research, Dr. Muhammad bin Shukri Al-Sufi, said that one of the main objectives of the deanship is to spread the culture of scientific research and the participation of institutions in the study of strategic issues. This is in order to meet community needs, and develop scientific research to move from the theoretical sphere to the field of application which meets the needs of the individual and society.