BCBN in partnership with the School of Psychology at the University of East London are delighted to host an interactive, one-day conference focussing on the mental health and wellbeing of Muslim youth in England. This will be the first mental health and wellbeing conference focussing on Muslim Youth and will bring together multiple sectors including Muslim community leaders, health, social care, education, charitable organisations, academics researchers and policy makers.
Conference Date: Monday 29th April 2019
Time: 9:30am – 4pm
Location: University of East London, 1 Salway Place, London, E15 1NF
The conference will cover the mental health and wellbeing issues that most affect British Muslim youth, showcase case study’s, emphasise importance of prevention, identify gaps in service provision, case studies and policy.
Who the conference is aimed at: Local authorities , Public health, NHS, service commissioners and providers, researchers, mental health practitioners, third sector community organisations working with Muslim youth, Muslim community leaders and institutions, academics and journalists.
• To increase awareness of the mental health issues facing Muslim youth and the need for access to culturally and faith appropriate mental health and wellbeing resources/services
• To help raise the profile of mental wellbeing in this population group
• To help decrease the stigma of mental illness within the Muslim community by creating dialogue; cross sector engagement
• To share/ support evidence-based research
• To provide a platform for learning, discussion, support and facilitation
• To form a post-conference report, with recommendations for the statutory services, government, researchers, funders and Muslim communities.