This workshop was requested by Accenture for their Muslim staff, to deliver an introductory overview of mental health issues, how to support themselves and others, how to manage difficult people in the workplace, and deal with common workplace issues e.g. imposter syndrome.
Accenture were great hosts and well organised, mashaAllah, with the majority of the attendees in person and a handful attending virtually. We were able to get started straight away upon arrival, beginning with talking about general mental health and mental health in the workplace, followed by common taboos and stigma around mental health in the Muslim community and what to do when you are struggling. We also touched upon common workplace issues, such as Imposter Syndrome, and how to manage and respond to difficult people.
“The training has improved my knowledge of the topic and it was really engaging. It was really good Allahummabarik” – Attendee
Feedback was given to us face to face, all of which were positive and forthcoming. Lots of attendees spoke to us after the session and some even spoke about their own mental health struggles. They found it beneficial that we have Bangladeshi therapists who could understand and relate to the struggles they faced in the community and as professionals.
“I wanted to personally say a big thank you for coming into Accenture yesterday and delivering your workshop, it went amazing! As a fellow Bangladeshi, seeing both of yourselves deliver this workshop whilst being Bangladeshi women was something I was personally touched by. I honestly can’t thank you enough and it’s not easy to talk about mental health to such a big room of young Muslims so I am truly grateful.” – Attendee
The entire experience was amazing, mashAllah, and it felt like we could have gone on for longer than an hour as the audience wanted to continue engaging with us.
“I really liked the energy and provoking discussion, 1 hour wasn’t enough!” -Attendee
We are very grateful to all the attendees for their attention and contribution, as well as everybody involved in the organisation of this workshop. We look forward to holding a more in depth workshop in the future In Shaa Allah!
”Aysha for your first workshop you smashed it and I appreciated all of your anecdotes from your counselling experience. Farhana I really enjoyed how you addressed certain questions with multiple perspectives. The feedback I got from the community was insightful. People really responded and it took them back to some deep times in their live.” – Attendee
If you are going through a difficult time and are experiencing anything relevant to the above mentioned topic, then feel free to contact our support service including counselling. For further information please visit: Get Help
If you would like to get involved in raising awareness about mental health in your local community, we are looking to grow our outreach team to different cities around the country. We will ensure that you are fully trained and confident before running workshops & talks.
Please visit our website for more information: Vacancies