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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Census data is out and Mental Health is on top of the list of long term health conditions.

To read the full article titled, "2021 Census data: over 8 million Australians have a long-term health condition" see the link below

If you would like to connect with someone who has a cultural responsive Mental Health background, call us on 0472668010 or see our list of practitioners at cmw.org.au

www.abs.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/2021-census-data-over-8-million-australians-have-long-...
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Census data is out and Mental Health is on top of the list of long term health conditions. 

To read the full article titled, 2021 Census data: over 8 million Australians have a long-term health condition see the link below

If you would like to connect with someone who has a cultural responsive Mental Health background, call us on 0472668010 or see our list of practitioners at cmw.org.au

https://www.abs.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/2021-census-data-over-8-million-australians-have-long-term-health-condition

Grab some blue tack, playdough or clay!
Last year Dakhylina Madkhul conducted a Sensorimotor workshop for us online. Sharing this snippet as a great activity for yourself or the kids these holidays. You can do this activity on your own or with your family.
How did you feel with that activity?
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Stories from the Centre host, Husna Pasha, speaks with Dean Mousad, a Counsellor and co-founder of “Brothers in Need”. Dean shares his journey from diligent Islamic School student to events organiser to spiralling into substance abuse and why he has co-founded an organisation that supports Muslim youth with addictions.

Go to link below to hear the full conversation and see what other episodes we have.

cmw.org.au/resources/stories-from-the-centre/

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On Tonight from 7:30pm!

CMW is excited to present our another online panel discussion. ⁠
The topic of this discussion is Spiritual Abuse, education and empowerment to recognise abuse.⁠

Monday, 20th of June⁠
7:30pm – 9pm ⁠

Feel free to leave your questions in the comments and we can put them to our panelists during the event⁠
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Meeting link in bio⁠
Zoom Meeting ID: 821 2864 4706⁠
us06web.zoom.us/j/82128644706
No registration required⁠

Shaykh Danish Qasim has had 11 years experience working with victims of spiritual abuse. Upon graduating in 2010 from U.C. Berkeley, he dedicated himself to full time traditional Islamic studies. His overseas studies include Teumerat, Mauritania and Istanbul. In 2019 he finished his Masters focusing on
spiritual abuse.

Haja Maha Abdo is the head of the Muslim Women Association (MWA). Established in 1983. MWA has been supporting and advocating on behalf of all women and Muslim women in particular for over 36 years. At the heart of the MWA is a commitment to fairness, equality and justice in all our interactions and activities that support Muslim women.

Hosted by Husna Pasha, RCH Staff Mental Health Programme Lead
and founder of The Happychondriac Society

Spiritual Abuse refers to a spiritually abusive relationship where the abuser uses so-called religious principles to exert power and control over their victim. Spiritual abuse is using religion to manipulate, control and bully through the guise of religion, religious principles or claims to spirituality.

You will hear from our expert-panel as they explore spiritual abuse through their own experiences and observations and provide supporting strategies and tools around how to help buffer and cope with some of the impacts.


See carousel for panel details.⁠
@muslimwomenaustralia⁠
@@inshaykhsclothing⁠

#cmw_australia #MuslimMentalHealth #spiritualabuse
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On Tonight from 7:30pm!

CMW is excited to present our another online panel discussion. ⁠
The topic of this discussion is Spiritual Abuse, education and empowerment to recognise abuse.⁠
⁠
Monday, 20th of June⁠
7:30pm – 9pm ⁠
⁠
Feel free to leave your questions in the comments and we can put them to our panelists during the event⁠
⁠⁠
Meeting link in bio⁠
Zoom Meeting ID: 821 2864 4706⁠
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82128644706
No registration required⁠

Shaykh Danish Qasim has had 11 years experience working with victims of spiritual abuse. Upon graduating in 2010 from U.C. Berkeley, he dedicated himself to full time traditional Islamic studies. His overseas studies include Teumerat, Mauritania and Istanbul. In 2019 he finished his Masters focusing on 
spiritual abuse.

Haja Maha Abdo is the head of the Muslim Women Association (MWA). Established in 1983. MWA has been supporting and advocating on behalf of all women and Muslim women in particular for over 36 years. At the heart of the MWA is a commitment to fairness, equality and justice in all our interactions and activities that support Muslim women.

Hosted by Husna Pasha, RCH Staff Mental Health Programme Lead
and founder of The Happychondriac Society

Spiritual Abuse refers to a spiritually abusive relationship where the abuser uses so-called religious principles to exert power and control over their victim. Spiritual abuse is using religion to manipulate, control and bully through the guise of religion, religious principles or claims to spirituality.

You will hear from our expert-panel as they explore spiritual abuse through their own experiences and observations and provide supporting strategies and tools around how to help buffer and cope with some of the impacts.

⁠
See carousel for panel details.⁠
@muslimwomenaustralia⁠
@@inshaykhsclothing⁠
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#cmw_australia #muslimmentalhealth #spiritualabuseImage attachmentImage attachment
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