Monthly Reflections

November Reflections

Assalaamu ‘alaikum – peace be with you.

Courage is the state of mind and spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger or uncertainty despite perceived fear or trepidation. It is the mental and moral strength and fortitude to venture into the unknown, not being deterred in confronting challenging obstacles. Elements of its roots stem from the Latin word cor, meaning heart, and the original definition was to tell the story of who you are with your heart. Courage may not always roar, sometimes it is just the quite voice at the end of the day saying, tomorrow I will try again.

At Inspirited Minds we understand challenging the stigma around Mental Health - takes courage; speaking openly about the struggles and difficulties we face - takes courage; being there for someone else when they need a shoulder to lean on - takes courage; but most of all reaching out for help when feeling as though you are surrounded by nothing but darkness and when all hope is lost - takes courage. We pray we are all given the strength, courage and resilience to overcome the difficulties, challenges and hardships we all face. And as always, we are open to your comments, ideas and suggestions; so please do get in touch by replying to this email.

Du’as always,

An Introduction to Muslim Mental Health at the University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham ISoc hosted us to deliver training to the new members of the listening service the society now provides.

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Breaking the Silence: Islam and Mental Health at UEL Review

The UEL ISoc invited us to deliver a talk on sexual abuse, identity crisis and Islamophobia as part of their Mental Health awareness event.

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Let’s Talk About Mental Health at PwC Review

The PwC Muslim Network invited us to collaborate with the Big 4 Muslim Network for an event on Wellbeing and Mental Health within the corporate Muslim community.

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Islamophobia Awareness Evening at UEA Review

As part of Islamophobia Awareness Month 2019, UEA ISoc hosted us for an insightful discussion on the impact Islamophobia on one's Mental Health.

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Deenspiration Podcast - Understanding Religious OCD & Irrational Behaviour

The Deenspiration podcast hosted Meanha to discuss the various ways in which OCD behaviour can manifest in an individual, practical methods for overcoming this with real-life examples.

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Mindful Messages - Family Dynamics and Mental Health Series

For our blog, this month we explored how family dynamics can impact our mental health and how even though at times those closest to us can cause stress and conflict, they can also be the source of great strength and support.

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Sheikh Saeed Nasser joins our Advisory Board

Sheikh Saeed Nasser is an integrative counsellor and a clinical supervisor who has previously worked for the NHS as a member of a psychotherapy team dealing with trauma, anxiety and depression. He is a founding member of the Yemeni Community Association where he chairs its cultural centre and volunteers as an Imam. He joins our Advisory Board to provide strategic advice, senior guidance and support.

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Quote of the Month


"Lord, lift up my heart"

Qur'an 20:25