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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.

This month, we spoke to Jamilla Hekmoun, who is a Research Fellow at the Woolf Institute in Cambridge. She is currently writing up her PhD on Muslim men’s mental health. Jamilla is a former Board Trustee at the Muslim Youth Helpline and Chair of the Muslim Mental Health Alliance; a network of organisations aiming to collaborate on mental health in the sector, for which Inspirited Minds is a member. She is an Executive Board Member at the Muslim Council of Wales and is also Head of Community Engagement at SEF-Cymru, an education charity based in Wales.

In this episode, we spoke about:

  • Jamilla’s personal experience of anxiety and depression which she published in a book chapter on her lived experiences
  • Her thoughts on the cost of living crisis, financial stress and how that links to mental health, specifically men’s mental health
  • Her research on men’s mental health and how men are usually the providers within families, especially in Muslim households and so feel the impact of the cost of living crisis more so
  • The taboo and stigma around men’s mental health
  • & so much more!

You can connect with Jamilla on twitter @JamillaTweets or instagram @jamillajamillajamilla

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