Leading Harley Street hospital attends Arab Health to encourage Middle Eastern workers to recognise early signs of stress


A leading Harley Street mental health hospital is attending Arab Health 2020 to highlight the importance of recognising early signs of occupational stress and the impact these can have upon the mental wellbeing of those in demanding jobs.

Nightingale Hospital – a private mental health facility located in the Harley Street Medical Area (HSMA) – will be urging the importance of investing in your own wellbeing, mental health care, management and treatment.

Addressing the highly destructive effects that prolonged exposure to excessive workplace stress can have on an individual, the hospital emphasises the importance of ‘investing in yourself’. This focus is specifically targeted at employees facing excessive pressures at work, who as a result experience a decline in their work productivity, mental health and wellbeing.

Two-thirds of people worldwide experience mental health problems, with many never seeking help from a health professional. Men especially, often find it hard to speak about their psychological difficulties. Contributing factors include societal expectations around masculinity, high and unrealistic expectations persistently portrayed on social media and the enduring stigma around mental health generally.

There is increasing recognition that for men, trying to sustain high levels of workplace performance in highly competitive organisations can take an incredible toll on their wellbeing. Additionally, supporting immediate and extended family financially and emotionally can lead to enormous feelings of pressure and stress. If not appropriately addressed and managed, this can result in the complete breakdown of work, social and family life.

For this reason, it is important to prioritise in mental health, and invest in world-class care. Professional and domestic roles in life will benefit from positive mental health.

Supporting patients from across the Middle East, Nightingale Hospital treats individuals suffering from a wide range of psychiatric conditions, including stress, addictions, post-natal depression and eating disorders, all of which can have an overwhelming effect on individuals and their loved ones.

Dr David Oyewole, consultant psychiatrist and Medical Director of Nightingale Hospital comments: “From my perspective, this hospital is undoubtedly the top mental health inpatient facility in central London. Providing world class care, in the private sector. 

“It is unmatched as the only private service in central London to provide a depth and range of mental health specialist psychiatrists, therapists and facilities, that covers from the straightforward to the most complex of emotional and mental health difficulties.”

The hospital provides intensive treatment in inpatient, day patient and outpatient settings, led by consultant psychiatrists and a robust multi-disciplinary team. Follow on support from consultant psychiatrists and therapists is available via online video platforms for when patients return to their home country. 

Treating consultants and psychologists at Nightingale Hospital understand the culturally specific needs of patients from the Middle East. Discretion and privacy are integral to treatment.

Next year, the hospital will be among the 17 world-leading clinics and hospital groups joining the HSMA stand at Arab Health (27 January – 30 January 2020) – where they will be raising awareness of work-related stress and the importance of seeking treatment.

The hospital is located in the renowned Harley Street Medical Area, London – an area famed for its medical excellence in treating complex and life-threatening conditions. The area, managed by long-term landlord The Howard de Walden Estate, brings together a community of world-renowned medical professionals.

The Arab Health Exhibition and Congress is the largest healthcare event in the Middle East. The event takes place 27 January – 30 January 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE.