We're here to support you.
A holistic online mental health platform to help people in the Middle East & North Africa heal.
We are building an online platform that gives the citizens of Iraq and other Arabic-speaking countries access to trustworthy, useful and current mental health information and services, so that they may lead a healthier life regardless of their language, location and financial state.
We truly believe that free access to high-quality, trustworthy mental healthcare is a basic human right. It’s this belief that drives our passion, and allows us to strive towards helping make mental health education and services accessible for all.
How it works
Our platform offers you the ability to work on your mental health at your own pace and on your terms. You have the option to choose between self-guided learning, community support, professional help or a mix of all three.
Start self-learning by reading our information leaflets
We pride ourselves on the quality of our health information leaflets, and we work hard to ensure that our information is easy to understand, and enjoyable to read.
Although it is natural for everyone to go through times when they feel sad or unhappy for a few days, this does not always mean that they have depression…
Psychotherapy is a type of mental health treatment that usually revolves around talking…
Join our support group
We know how important it is to be able to find support from people who understand the struggles of mental health. We also know that sometimes, we cannot find that support in our immediate communities or from friends and family. That’s why we created a free to use, online community support group on Facebook.
Our core values
Our work is guided by our four core values:
Ethically Guided Decision-Making
When we have to make a choice, we always stand by our ethical principles. We’re in service of our community, they are not in service of us. Even when we have to make a hard business decision, we always choose people over profit.
Instead of making inclusivity a bonus “add-on” of our business, we focus on serving those who are normally sidelined. When it comes to our product, we make active decisions to serve people who need it, not just those who can pay.
Honest & Transparent Communication
We don’t believe in keeping secrets when it comes to our business. We’re open and honest with our team and our community about how we’re funded, how we earn income and where our content comes from.
Ongoing Collaboration & User Focus
From day 1, our focus has always been the community we serve. We regularly and proactively reach out to our users to identify their needs and gather feedback, which we use to inform our key business decisions.
Dr. Hana Ali | Founder & CEO
Eng. Salih Ali | Country Manager (Iraq)
Nicole Kovach | Business & Operations
Dr. Anne Burton | Medical Writer
Dr. Laura Alger | Medical Writer
Meet the Gaia Medical team
We are a group of British, American and Iraqi business and medical professionals that are striving to create a trustworthy and accessible mental health platform for people living in the MENA region.