1/ The World Health Organization (WHO), Harvard, Michigan, and Columbia Universities in the United States, the University of Toronto in Canada, King Faisal Specialist Hospital, and Prince Salman Center for Disability Research collaborated on a project focusing on mental health. The collaboration aimed to conduct a national mental health survey, involving over 180 researchers at different levels. The study targeted a sample of more than 4,000 individuals from various segments of Saudi society. The scientific project is expected to publish no fewer than 300 research papers in prestigious international journals, fostering a genuine scientific partnership that facilitates knowledge transfer to practitioners through direct work and training with leading experts in psychological epidemiological studies worldwide.
2/ The Anxiety and Disorders Institute at the University of Toronto in Canada collaborated on a one-year program for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), recognized by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties for physicians and clinical psychologists. The goal of the collaboration is to establish a professional program that is officially acknowledged and accredited, providing training for doctors and clinical psychologists in the field of clinical psychology.