World Mental Health Day 2017

World Mental Health Day 2017

10th October 2017 was World Mental Health Day. As part of it we were approached by Saima Majid from Derby who needed New Horizons in British Islam's help in promoting her t-shirt campaign.

Saima wanted to raise awareness of mental illnesses after a friend of hers took her own life following a long bout of depression. 

Thanks to New Horizons' help, Saima was featured in the Derby Telegraph, BBC Radio Derby and BBC East Midlands Today.

New Horizons believes emotional wellbeing can be seen my some British Muslims as a taboo subject. It could be because of this that NHS data shows British Muslims find it hard to manage mental health problems. This is worrying, because we need to ensure all of our citizens access the care and support they need. At New Horizons we are keen to foster greater openness in how we talk about social issues and how we understand Islam today. This important topic must come high on that list.

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