In 2014, in partnership with Suffolk Mind, we worked with local Muslim groups to learn about how to meet their emotional and mental health needs in a culturally appropriate way.
The result was a new booklet, ‘The Qur’an and Emotional Health: an introduction’. The resource was used to engage Muslim communities and build capacity of mental health services at local level. Nine local minds have been involved in this period:
Based on a training resource we developed to accompany the booklet, their staff were trained and supported to deliver engagement events in their local communities.
- Service manager working with Muslim communities
This booklet was co-produced with Islamic scholars, psychologists, Imams and practicing Muslims. Following precedents established in the Qur’an, the resource draws upon the rich heritage of Islamic psychology and modern knowledge of the human givens to meet people's needs in a culturally appropriate manner.
It aims to help people find emotional wellbeing, and provide a useful reference for health and social care professionals seeking better understanding of how to work with people from Muslim communities.