Mental Health Conference: British Muslim Youth

Date
Monday, 29th April 2019
Time
9:30am - 3:30pm
Location
University of East London
1 Salway Place
London

E15 1NF
Organiser
Better Community Business Network
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The Better Community Business Network, in partnership with the School of Psychology at the University of East London, are delighted to host an interactive, one-day conference focusing on the mental health of Muslim youth in England. This will be the first mental health conference focusing on Muslim Youth and will bring together multiple sectors including health, social care, education, charitable organisations, research and policy makers.

The conference will cover the mental health issues that most affect British Muslim youth, showcase case study’s, identify gaps in service provision, research and policy.

Who is the conference 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.

Conference objectives:

  • 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 and communities