As this stage of the Resilient Me programme wraps up, it is time to reflect on everything we have learnt and every young person we have met along the way. This programme gave us the unique opportunity to work with groups of Young Muslims within schools and community organisations, to help them understand how their … Continue reading Learning 1: Safety & Space
Ramadan is a time of reflection for young Muslims. It allows them to contemplate the things they appreciate and the impact their actions have on the world. Our Resilient Me service supports the mental health and well-being of Muslim children through group work in London schools. We spoke to a group of Muslim children to … Continue reading Supporting Muslim Children in Ramadan
What does breaking the bias mean for us? Our gender cannot be separated from other parts of our identity, as young women growing up in East London, you come from many different races, cultures and religions. The biases you have to break as a woman cannot be separated from these things. They cannot be separated … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2022
Resilient me aims to ensure that all parts of a young person's identity are equally valued, respected and supported. We know that representation is important, young people should be exposed to diverse stories and experiences, and young people want to see role models that look like them. Therefore this Black History Month we will be … Continue reading Black History Month 2021
Spirituality is described as a personal connection with or belief in something bigger then oneself and religion is described as the formal, institutional and outward expressions of one’s relationship to spirituality. Such as the Islamic practices of prayer and fasting and connected beliefs. There have been many studies which show a positive link between … Continue reading Promoting Positive Mental Health in The Muslim Community: Part 1
Exploring the links between Islamophobia, identity and the mental wellbeing of young Muslims. First Published on Inspirited Minds 29/12/2020 As Islamophobia awareness month was in November, the learning that has occurred through this month needs to continue on. Professionals working with young Muslims need to look at how Islamophobia awareness impacts their practice. The effects … Continue reading Islamophobia, Identity & Teenage Angst
BCBN in collaboration with the University of East London & Inspirited Minds launched a national campaign to better understand mental health experiences of British Muslim’s (aged 18-30). They have since published the Hidden Survivors Report which shows the need for culturally competent and faith sensitive mental health and wellbeing services. Here are some of the top findings from the report I would … Continue reading Why Resilient Me?