Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.
In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week.
It also appears that how people cope with mental health problems is getting worse as the number of people who self-harm or have suicidal thoughts is increasing.
Cheadle Mosque in partnership with Islamic Relief will therefore be focusing on Depression from the week commencing 18/2/2019.
Our campaign “Don’t suffer in silence” will highlight depression and how this can affect anyone, from any background or religion. It’s not often talked about but because of this people suffer and don’t get the help they need. They may be met with little empathy from those around them – simply because they don’t understand.
When someone is clinically depressed – they just can’t “Snap out of it” – they need time, support from family and friends and therapy.
Therapy may come in many forms – counselling, medication, Cognitive behaviour therapy and through connecting to our faith. Faith gives a very different global view to life and this connection undoubtedly helps.
As part of the campaign, we would like to invite you to our event “Focus on Depression” on 23rd Feb 2019 at 730pm (After Isha) at Cheadle Masjid.
We will be hosting Dr Waquas Waheed – a Reader in Psychiatry and Consultant Psychiatrist. He has also done a lot of work on trans-cultural psychiatry.
Together with Imam Abid Khan, we will be covering :
– What are the symptoms of depression?
– How can we treat it?
– How can we help those who are suffering from depression?
– What’s the Islamic perspective on depression
There will be an opportunity for Q&A and of course a hot buffet will be provided and creche is available.
Please do join us. The event is of course open to everyone – of all faiths or none. Families are of course welcome.