Welcoming Islam: Mental Health

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Date(s) - 11/06/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: The Grand Hall

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For Ramadan we invite you to attend a talk on Mental Health within Islam and Muslim communities. Often there is confusion and misunderstanding, within Muslim communities resulting in stigma surrounding mental illness and those who live with it. We aim to dispel myths surrounding mental illness and platform those who work deals with, directly and indirectly those affected by mental illness within Muslim communities.

We hope to represent a range of perspectives and create a safe space for people to reflect on how mental illness impacts Muslim communities and potentially ways we can go forward to help better understanding and compassion.


Dr Ghazala Mir

Ghazala is an Associate Professor at Leeds Institute of Health Sciences with research interests in health and social inequalities. Her research covers minority ethnic and faith communities, women and people with learning disability.


Zohra Khaku

Zohra is the director of Muslim Youth Helpline, a free and confidential service dedicated to helping young muslims with worrying or burdening issues and concerns. Zohra is also founder and CEO of Halal Gems.

Muslim Youth Helpline service is available 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Freephone: 0808 808 2008

Raheel Mohammed

Raheel is the founder and director of Maslaha, an organisation that “aims to change and challenge the conditions that create inequalities for Muslim communities.” Maslaha have produced groundbreaking and award-winning health resources that continue to be used worldwide.

Khadija Abdelhamid

Khadija is a mental health activist and an award winning community ambassador, having had her work featured in: The Huffington Post, BBC, The Independent, BBC Three, London Live, Reuters TV, Islam Channel, British Muslim TV, Muslim Vibe, UmmahSonic and BuzzFeed.

This event is free, however there are limited spaces. To book please use the following link:


This event is part of the Antiuniversity Now festival, 9-15 June 2018