Centre for Muslim Wellbeing

"Supporting communities to flourish"

Slide How CMW makes a difference

  • We recognise the important role that spiritual wellbeing plays for Muslim communities in achieving mental wellness – as a result, CMW will focus on creating more culturally-appropriate services and support to ensure this spiritual wellbeing is front-of mind

  • It acknowledges the importance of Ummah, or ‘community’ – this is its driving force and will ensure that its services are appropriate to all Muslim communities regardless of background or origin and moves away from just considering the individual to looking at the community that surrounds them

  • It is run by Muslims, for Muslims, and will therefore act as a bridge into communities which would otherwise not be open to providers of mental health and wellbeing services

Slide Our Services CMW’s services have been conceived and designed by the Muslim community, to respond to needs identified within that community. They seek to build understanding and capacity within community, as well as support key stakeholders serving the community to improve access, inclusion and delivery. The principle underpinning all of CMW’s services is about being respectful and inclusive of the broad range of backgrounds, cultural and religious identities of the Muslim community within Australia. Slide Publications and Advocacy Based on research findings and a growing evidence base of what contributes to wellbeing in Muslim communities, CMW will advocate to local, state and federal government for more inclusive policies and greater investment in Muslim Mental health and wellbeing. Slide Professionals List A vibrant network of health professionals that have experience dealing with CALD communities made available to the public to:

  • highlight our culturally responsive professionals

  • give the community options to choose appropriate therapists⁠

  • facilitate a network of culturally responsive practitioners

Slide Support and Resources Our library of resources, videos and tools created by CMW and other useful links exploring wellbeing, mental ill health, Islam and mental health, spiritual tools and much more

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Beyond the Hurt: Navigating Bullying Experiences with Sue, hosted by Husna Pasha

Join us for a compelling and heartfelt conversation as we sit down with Sue, who bravely shares their lived experience with workplace bullying. In this candid discussion, Sue opens up about the challenges, emotional toll, and journey towards healing and resilience. Gain invaluable insights into the realities of workplace bullying, the impact it has on individuals, and the importance of creating a supportive and inclusive work environment.

Trigger Warning:

This episode contains discussions and depictions of self-harm which may be distressing to some listeners. Listener discretion is advised. If you or someone you know is struggling, please seek help from a mental health professional or contact a crisis support service.

Lifeline – 13 11 14
Beyond Blue – 1300 22 4636
Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467

For full podcast please head here: cmw.org.au/resources/stories-from-the-centre/
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We just completed our Level 1 Training in Cultural Intelligence for Mental Health Care! Over two days, participants, guided by psychologist Monique Toohey, delved into culturally intelligent care for Muslim clients using the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) framework.

CQ includes:
1️⃣ CQ Drive: Motivation to engage with different cultures.
2️⃣ CQ Knowledge: Understanding cultural norms and practices.
3️⃣ CQ Strategy: Planning cross-cultural interactions.
4️⃣ CQ Action: Adapting behaviour to fit various cultural contexts.

Embrace diversity and foster inclusivity in your practice! 🌍✨ To learn about future CQ training sessions, visit cmw.org.au.

@moniquetoohey⁠
@nasihahconsulting
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We just completed our Level 1 Training in Cultural Intelligence for Mental Health Care! Over two days, participants, guided by psychologist Monique Toohey, delved into culturally intelligent care for Muslim clients using the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) framework.

CQ includes:
1️⃣ CQ Drive: Motivation to engage with different cultures.
2️⃣ CQ Knowledge: Understanding cultural norms and practices.
3️⃣ CQ Strategy: Planning cross-cultural interactions.
4️⃣ CQ Action: Adapting behaviour to fit various cultural contexts.

Embrace diversity and foster inclusivity in your practice! 🌍✨ To learn about future CQ training sessions, visit cmw.org.au.
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@moniquetoohey⁠
@nasihahconsulting

To register, please scan the QR code or link:

www.eventbrite.com.au/e/supporting-muslims-in-times-of-grief-ensuring-cross-cultural-understandin...

@aroad2recovery
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To register, please scan the QR code or link: 

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/supporting-muslims-in-times-of-grief-ensuring-cross-cultural-understanding-tickets-899009039237?aff=oddtdtcreator⁠
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This past Saturday we conducted the first two-day Mental Health First Aid Training with Manar and @dawn2dusk_training_education

Through insightful discussions and engaging activities, we delved into the world of mental health, breaking down stigmas and building a supportive community. We learned to recognise the signs of various mental health challenges and gained valuable tools to offer assistance when someone is in need.

If you want to host an MHFA Workshop for your community, e-mail admin@cmw.org.au for more information. ⁠

#MHFA #mentalhealthfirstaid #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealth #MuslimMentalHealth #CMW #workingtogether #wellbeing
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This past Saturday we conducted the first two-day Mental Health First Aid Training with Manar and @dawn2dusk_training_education
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Through insightful discussions and engaging activities, we delved into the world of mental health, breaking down stigmas and building a supportive community. We learned to recognise the signs of various mental health challenges and gained valuable tools to offer assistance when someone is in need. 
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If you want to host an MHFA Workshop for your community, e-mail admin@cmw.org.au for more information. ⁠
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#mhfa #mentalhealthfirstaid #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #muslimmentalhealth #cmw  #workingtogether #wellbeing

To register, please scan the QR code or link: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/supporting-muslims-in-times-of-grief-ensuring-cross-cultural-understandin...

@aroad2recovery
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To register, please scan the QR code or link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/supporting-muslims-in-times-of-grief-ensuring-cross-cultural-understanding-tickets-899009039237?aff=oddtdtcreator⁠
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