The Mental Health within Muslim Communities Project is managed by the United Nations Association Coventry Branch. See this page for more information.
A project team has been created which has the following main aims:
- Raising Mental Health Awareness
- Talking, Listening and Engaging with all
- Supporting, Educating, Providing Expert Advice and Information on Services available
- Delivering the Right Message to Change Public Attitudes and Remove Stigmas around Mental Health
- Enabling people to seek help early enough before their problems progress further
To achieve this UNA Coventry plans to:
- Produce a booklet designed for Muslims to explain the origins, symptoms and treatment of mental health issues
- Explore faith-based solutions working in partnership with Mosques (Masjids) and Day centres.
- Reach out and Engage with Muslim Communities & Employers by creating a Dialogue & Openness about Mental Health
- Engage Medical experts, GP’s, Hospitals
- Work in partnership with Muslim Faith affiliates, StakeHolders, Schools
- Work with Mental Health Charities such as Mind, HeadsTogether, Calm, Connect, Maslaha etc.
- Deliver Seminars & Conferences with key speakers .
- Hold Discussions / Debates
- Give Youth a Platform
Other ideas they will consider in the future include:
- Set up Training for Project Members & First Aiders to recognise Mental Health signs & symptoms
- Help Faith & Community Leaders to better understand the terms Mental Health, Mental illness & Mental Well Being
- Build relationships with the Homeless, Lonely, Socially Isolated, Elderly
- Enable all to Work Together to Achieve our Targets.
- Find solutions to treat the issues.
- Raise funds & resources.