Muslim Mind Collaborative
The Muslim Mind Collaborative (MMC) has been formed as a result of years of research and community consultations conducted into the mental health and wellbeing of British Muslims and drawing on academia, statutory services, community practitioners, faith leaders, faith-led and psychotherapy services and those with lived experiences. Our aim is to widen the parameters of the agenda on mental health to consider the needs of faith.
MMC seeks to embark on a journey with our partners in ensuring access to appropriate mental health and wellbeing support for Muslim communities across the UK, to share best practice, resources and expertise. We believe that a journey of learning, collaboration and openness is required to have an impact on the mental health of Muslim communities.
We seek to maintain a community-centric approach, integrating local, regional and national services under a common purpose, to improve health outcomes for marginalised and underrepresented communities. By doing so, we hope to put Muslims and faith communities on the map, to lead on our own narrative and improve the way mainstream and public services engage and respond. We hope to build a lasting legacy of appropriate mental health and wellbeing support for Muslim communities across the UK. We want to enhance community efforts through recognition, sign-posting and integrating faith-based and community services into mainstream and statutory services, to increase access and engagement.
At the MMC, we understand the need for an integrated, multiagency approach to ensuring effective mental health support for a diverse community. The collaborative, by design, will work to further the faith equity agenda given the racial make-up of British Muslims, who we have identified as facing additional obstacles due to their faith.
Find out more: www.muslimmindcollaborative.co.uk
Become a member: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/mmc2023