Mental Wellbeing in the Afghan Community
Afghan Culture, Religion and Traditions and the relevance for UK health practitioners
Limited spaces still available. Please contact Emily to register: firstname.lastname@example.org
A one-day event of talks and workshops exploring the culture, religious beliefs and traditions of the Afghan community and how these inform approaches to mental health.
The event will focus on:
An introduction to Afghan culture and traditions
Islam & Emotional Wellbeing
Experiences of Afghan refugees within the UK mental health system
The practical implications of cultural differences for health practitioners
Barriers to accessing appropriate support and how to overcome them
While focusing on the Afghan community, this event will explore the core issues affecting ethnic minority and refugee communities in the UK. It will provide a platform for dialogue among health professionals about how to improve access to appropriate services among these communities.
Who’s this for?
This event is relevant to anybody working with refugee and minority communities within a health and/or social care setting. This includes GPs, social workers, charity workers, mental health specialists, therapists and service commissioners.