With so many people gravitating towards a healthier lifestyle, along with a growing awareness of holistic and alternative therapies, the time was ripe for a comprehensive hub listing available practitioners. That is where Neveen Hashem entered the picture. Cairo West Magazine caught up with her to learn more.
NH: Our launch campaign started early in March on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram and the free app is now available for download on both iOS and Android. Since the field of mental and alternative health in Egypt is in need of a platform where clients are able to connect with practitioners in different specialties all around the country, we have created Portal; the first mental health and wellness network and online application in the Middle East, to directly serve those who are looking for licensed facilities and individuals all over Egypt, in addition to providing information on any events or workshops offered.
What type of information and services can people expect to find?
Portal is an interactive online directory dedicated to promoting mental health and wellness in Egypt. It collaborates with leading providers of mental health wellness products and services to help align their offerings with the needs of the target audience, thus educating them on the importance of using professional assistance and creating meaningful relationships. Through Portal, a well-curated list of experts will offer a wealth of wellness related information and also answer queries and concerns on the various topics via our live support group.
It is a comprehensive directory of all mental and alternative health facilities and practitioners so clients can contact them directly. It includes their working hours, addresses, specialties and available appointments. There is also a live support group run by a team of professionals posting educational articles and providing clients with information.
Postings include vacancies and openings in all facilities listed on Portal, schedules for AA and NA meetings, in addition to events and workshops offered at any of the facilities listed on Portal.
How can a person become listed?
They can either fill out the online registration form on our website: www.portaltwn.com/getlisted or via the app, or they can get in touch with our team directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
What verification do you need of a person’s qualifications and experience before accepting to list them?
It varies. For psychotherapists and counsellors, we require a copy of a Masters Degree, a Doctorate or a licence to practice. Registration/accreditation with organisations or bodies such as the UKCP or BPS is a plus. For Alternative Health practitioners, and since there is a very wide range of specialties, registration requires a copy of their certificates/training courses.
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