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The Mindful Muslim is an Inspirited Minds podcast that hosts raw, open, and honest conversations on various topics within the sphere of mental health, psychology, Islam and spirituality.

In this episode, Sivan had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Dawn Reeves – a qualified Clinical Psychologist for over twenty years. Dr. Reeves converted to Islam during her clinical training in 1998. She has trained in the UK and worked in different NHS trusts in the Midlands and South East England. Her specialist interest lies in older people’s mental health and wellbeing.

She also enjoys working in education and has been fortunate enough to have worked in Saudi Arabia as an assistant professor to help establish and develop a clinical psychology degree at Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University in Riyadh. She is currently working on a Clinical Associate in Psychology Masters Apprenticeship programme as a senior course lecturer.

This discussion involved:

  • The profession of psychology and its sub-categories
  • Her work in establishing Clinical Psychology in Saudi Arabia and beyond
  • An exciting new programme in the UK for aspiring psychologists, plus support and guidance
  • Advice to individuals who might be struggling with their psychological health
  • & so much more!

Dr. Reeves can be contacted via email at and can also be found on twitter @drdawnreeves.

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Sivan Kader

Sivan is a Biomedical Sciences and Clinical Neuroscience graduate from Queen Mary, University of London and King’s College London. She hopes to combine her learning from personal experience with mental illness, with the passion to drive positive change, to ultimately empower others to take care of their mental wellbeing. With a background in research, and having worked with a social enterprise, she has joined Inspirited Minds to help shed light on mental health stigma in the Muslim community, in particular, and work towards encouraging dialogue, empathy, and compassion.

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