Press Release 10-10-2012 World Mental Health Day

To celebrate the World Mental Health Day, the trainees, an elite group of Libyan Mental Health Professionals have started the foundations and cornerstone for the first Libyan professional association for CBT in Libya.

The objectives of the associations are:

  1. Contribute to the promotion of mental health in Libya through the development of CBT and other evidence- based therapies.
  2. Promote research in CBT and disseminate the results of such research.
  3. Promote high standard of education, training and practice.
  4. Promote the provision and awareness of CBT to all sections of the public.

The trainees are now in their second block of training already having started using CBT principles in assessing Libyan patients empowering them to heal their wounds.

The Cognitive Behaviour Therapy “CBT” program has been developed to the highest International standards of professionalism and teaching being conducted by experts from the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre of the United Kingdom where the training has been researched and successfully implemented in many other countries.

The program is endorsed by the Libyan Ministry of Health, and the Ministry Of Culture & Civil Society in Libya. Help support the mission of LFR and the future of the CBT project by sending us a donation today

Libya Foundation for Rehabilitation (LFR) is a non-political, not for profit voluntary organisation registered in Libya’s Ministry of Cultural and Civil society registration number 1221 and according to the voluntary organizations Act in Malta under identification number VO/0651

For more information about the CBT Program and future training and learning opportunities with LFR contact us on

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