Our newest team member, Sharmina (24) tells us about growing up as a young British Muslim and what the Resilient Me programme means to her! As-salamu alaykum, bonjour, ciao and konnichiwa my name is Sharmina! I'll give you some background on myself before I tell you about how I came to be a part of … Continue reading Young Muslim Stories
Resilience in Context Anti-Blackness in the UK Anti-Blackness in Muslim Communities In seeking to understand and support the mental health and wellbeing of young Muslims, we acknowledge that black Muslims make up an integral part of our community. We also acknowledge that anti-blackness is just as prevalent within Muslim institutions and cultures as in the … Continue reading Resilient Me Anti-Racism Statement 07/2020
Read Part 1 Connect Building connections is vital for wellbeing. Building good relationships with friends, family and the wider community can make you feel happier and valued. If you are a spiritual person with a belief in God then focusing on and developing your connection with God can also help your wellbeing and help you … Continue reading Promoting Positive Mental Health in the Muslim Community Part 2: Ways to Wellbeing
Our Good Childhood Report 2021 shows that modern life continues to erode the happiness of young people. Dissatisfied with school, friendships and how they look, children deserve drastic change. Our key findings An estimated 306,000 10-15 year olds in the UK are unhappy with their livesRoughly ¼ million children did not cope well with changes … Continue reading The Children’s Society Good Childhood Report 2021
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?
Resilient Me: Supporting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young Muslims As students are returning to their regular school routine they will need to have holistic interventions in place to help them reintegrate. An increased importance is placed upon well-being services to be integrated into school life and deal with mental health holistically. Young people … Continue reading About Resilient Me