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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 was joined by professionals Isma Ahmed and Qasim Malik. Isma is a Key Worker for the NHS. She also works at Inspirited Minds as a mental health writer for our very own Mindful Messages Blog, and is a British Islamic Medical Association ExCo Director. Qasim is a Junior Doctor working in paediatrics and an education fellow with an interest in the wellbeing of healthcare professionals.

The discussion delved into:

  • What its like to work in the NHS and health care sectors
  • The concept of emotional burnout and compassion fatigue
  • How to deal with your wellbeing as a healthcare professional and the stigma involved with reaching out for support
  • The importance of self-care and knowing when to take a step back to care for your mental health
  • & so much more!

Isma can be contacted via email on, and you can follow Qasim on twitter @QasimMalikMed.

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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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