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Recommendations for imams and mosques

Dr Sidat makes some recommendations for imams and mosques around providing mental health support, based on findings from the Imams Project

In this step, Dr Sidat makes some recommendations for imams and mosques around providing mental health support, based on findings from the Imams Project.

  • Mosques to fund training around mental health for imams and raising awareness of mental health problems among congregants.
  • The development of regional hubs for mental health training for imams.
  • Building networks for co-learning between imams and mental health professionals.
  • Providing Islamically-informed support and guidance that can tackle mental health stigma.
  • The work of imams can be intense and stressful, so they need support to look after their own mental health too.

Signposting

BBSI Mental Health Toolkit for Imams, Scholars and Mosques.

Find out more about the Understanding British Imams Project, at Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK, Cardiff University.

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