The event will bring together people from various backgrounds and disciplines e.g. Muslim and non-Muslim professionals in the Mental Health field, and the Muslim community. You can contribute in this event during the workshop sessions.
Topics will include:
- Understanding Mental Health
- Stigma within the community
- Addressing Muslim sensitivities
- Barriers to accessing services
A brief outline of the presentation is as follows:
- A lot of unreported Mental Health Problems within Muslim community
- Stigma of Mental Health Problem within Muslim community is a reality
- Not uncommon to find Muslims suffering in silence for over 10 years.
Aim of presentation
- Provide baseline knowledge to enable everybody to contribute in group discussion.
- Baseline knowledge on Islamic philosophical view of existence
- Baseline knowledge on perceived relationship between belief system and illnesses
- Baseline knowledge on problems in accessing services
- Highlights why there is a stigma with Mental Health
- Highlights why there is a stigma in accessing services
- Bridging Muslims and mainstream Mental Health organisations.
Outline of presentation
- Islamic existential perspective
- Religion & Spirituality in Islam
- Spirituality and Illnesses
- Muslimsâ perception of Mental Health Problems
- Dangers of stigma
- Barriers in seeking help
- Muslimsâ expectation of therapist.
For further enquiries please contact PISANG: 07799 464642 / info @ pisang.org.uk