During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have expanded our resources to meet the growing demand for mental health support across London. Londoners have told Good Thinking that there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution when it comes to their health – they want information and support that reflects how they live and what their values are. This expanded resource is to meet the growing demand for mental health support across London and its diverse communities and to provide curated resources that feel more culturally appropriate for faith communities. The five ways to good mental wellbeing and Islam, are based on NHS advice and are also encouraged in Islamic teachings, they are:
- Connect with Allah and with people
- Be physically active
- Learn something new each day
- Give to others
- Pay attention to the present moment
Endorsed by the Muslim Council for Britain, British Islamic Medical Association and The British Board of Scholars and Imams, the Five Ways to Wellbeing and Islam will be available in seven languages English, Bengali, Gujarati, Urdu, Somali, Hindi and Arabic as part of the wider toolkit. The toolkit provides a series of videos and accompanying animations on the five ways to wellbeing that can be shared on WhatsApp and across various social media platforms. It has never been more important to look after your mental wellbeing and help your loved ones.
This toolkit has been designed to help you make Good Thinking visible across your organisation and the communities you work with. The information, tools and templates will help you to deliver the campaign message and make the best use of the communication channels and resources that are available to you.
Please help us disseminate these valuable resources with your local networks and trusted partners. If you have any questions, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
In this video, Councillor Zulfiqar Ali talks about the importance of finding support if you or anyone you know is struggling with their mental health and wellbeing.