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Introduction to Week 2

Introduction to Week 2 by Dr Asma Khan

In this video, Asma welcomes you to Week 2 and outlines what this week of learning will include.

The aim of this week is to identify, in greater detail, some of the distinctive ways in which Muslims experience mental health problems and explore the impacts of Islamic practices and beliefs on Muslim mental health.

You will take a closer look at stigma and Islamophobia as barriers to mental health support for Muslims and learn about Islamic religious practices and beliefs that can impact on mental health for Muslims. You will be encouraged to discuss and reflect upon how this knowledge might be incorporated into mental health support practice.

At the end of Week 2, we return to the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model. Dr Yusuf brings together all learning so far to explain how this model is well-placed to encompass the religious beliefs and practices of Muslims. You will then be then introduced to three ‘Islamically-informed’ approaches to mental health support: Islamically-sensitive; Islamically-inclusive; Islamically-indigenous.

In the next step, you will learn about stigma and it’s impact on mental health.

Course Glossary

Don’t forget, we have created a glossary that explains some of the specific terms mentioned within the course. Please feel free to download.

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