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The Lantern Initiative presents: Female mental health – BME Perspectives & Afternoon Tea.
Join us for an afternoon of discourse, Spoken Word poetry and Afternoon Tea.
*Perceptions and attitudes towards female mental health in BME communities.
*Prevalence of Postnatal depression and isolation in BME women.
*Stigma, shame and cultural barriers to recovery.
*Impact of faith-centred therapy and implications on recovery rates.
Rahmanara Chowdhury – Psychologist, Author and PhD Researcher.
Natasha Smith – Doula & Holistic Health Therapist.
Malika – Spoken Word Artist
Afternoon Tea will consist of a selection of handmade sandwiches, traditional fruit scones with jam and clotted cream, a selection of cakes and a selection of refillable teas. Please notify of us of any dietary requirements at least 48 hours in advance.
This event is open to all females over 13.
Tickets: £25 (Proceeds will go to The Lantern Initiative community project fund)
For direct bookings, enquiries or to notify us about dietary requirements please contact Safura Houghton on 07821574475.
Short bios on our speakers:
Rahmanara has a Counselling background and has previously worked closely with victims of domestic abuse. She is the author of ‘Qawwamoon, Protectors and Maintainers’ published by Ta-Ha Publishers and her second book is based on a 6 week faith based DV recovery programme she developed, and is currently in press. Rahmanara has a Masters in Psychology and she is currently completing her PhD at Brunel University London where she has been awarded ESRC funding to research wider issues relating to DV within the UK Muslim community.
Rahmanara also works part time as a Research Associate for Nottingham Trent University where she has been working on research relating to preventing child sexual exploitation. She also often delivers workshops and seminars around domestic abuse and healthy relationships.
Malika is a Spoken Word artist who is driven by purpose and justice. Writing poetry from a very young age she has recently found her love for Spoken Word which she uses to inspire and deliver messages around purpose, morality, and reflectivity. Malika is active in many projects around inspiring and empowering young people to be confident in who they are and how to contribute to society.
Natasha has over 4 years of experience working with women, mothers, babies and children in holistic health. She has a background in the early years and was previously a primary School teacher. She enjoys working with families and after having her own children transferred her passion into supporting families with improving their health using natural methods. Natasha is also a birth and post-natal doula, she offers free breastfeeding support, nutritional support and is a holistic health therapist. She does cookery demonstrations and speaks at events.