Baby Brain Memoirs on Mental Health & Down’s Syndrome

Baby Brain Memoirs I first started blogging as an outlet for making sense of my feelings that I can only describe as being alien to me at the time. I experienced this straight after the birth of my first born, a son. Before his arrival I had everything worked out, however when the little guy … Continue reading Baby Brain Memoirs on Mental Health & Down’s Syndrome

Interview: Managing Mental Health in a Pandemic

Harpreet Sanghera is a team manager working for a leading organisation in mental health in the West Midlands. Her role comes with the responsibility of a nineteen member staff who are each responsible for the care of mental health patients. Having qualified as a psychologist from Coventry University in November 2014, Harpreet has given four … Continue reading Interview: Managing Mental Health in a Pandemic

Dr. Nadia discusses Faith and Therapy

Tell us about yourself and why you started a page about faith and mental health. I’m a Muslim Psychologist. This page is about an integration of faith and mental health as both are extremely important to me. They are not often spoken about in the same room and this is problematic. I am passionate about … Continue reading Dr. Nadia discusses Faith and Therapy

MannMukti on Mental Health

Tell us about MannMukti and what prompted you to start the organisation?   In the fall of 2015, I lost my childhood best friend to mental illness. I felt that what he went through could’ve been avoided or at least improved if there was something to encourage South Asians to open up about mental health. … Continue reading MannMukti on Mental Health

Mental Health and Race: Dr. Tina Mistry

There is a lack of research on Black and Minority Ethnic/BME mental health and the ways in which the health care system is set up and challenged by some of the issues that arise from this area. The importance of considering and investing in preventative measures, and how they can benefit society, is an evolving … Continue reading Mental Health and Race: Dr. Tina Mistry

Surviving male suicide as a loved one

This blog comes with a trigger warning. For the second entry in the mental health blog series I interview a South Asian man who tragically lost a family member to suicide and shortly after falls into depression himself. Suicide is reported by mental health charities to be a growing problem among young men. I was … Continue reading Surviving male suicide as a loved one

Psychotherapist Aman Chohan discusses motherhood & mental health

Welcome to Part 1 of my 'Mental Health' blog series. This first entry is about understanding parental mental health and in particular that of a new mum who happens to work in the mental health sector. For this blog I interviewed Aman, a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist qualifying from the University of Oxford. Aman Chohan is a British … Continue reading Psychotherapist Aman Chohan discusses motherhood & mental health