august, 2017

12aug9:00 am6:00 pmMind Matters: A Mental Health Workshop

Event Details

If you have any physical ailment like asthma or diabetes you get treatment; but when the ailment is mental; treatment becomes an option that the few seek! There’s a huge stigma behind mental health it in general and this is also the case in the Muslim community –many mistakenly associate it with lack of faith, shame or insanity due to certain religious beliefs and cultural values! This results in a detrimental impact on individuals and the wider community (worship, relationships, work, etc) and acts as a barrier that prevents people from accessing the essential mental health professionals and care.

In this workshop we will talk about this massive elephant in the community and will cover:

– The historical and Islamic perspectives of psychiatry and mental health
– Psychiatric treatment and treatment from an Islamic perspective
– Myths and facts around mental health and mental illnesses
– Psychosis vs jinn
– The structure of mental health services in Australia
– Common psychiatric conditions and the ability to identify them
– How to provide general support and advice to affected community members
– Activating your fitrah potential for better mental health
– How you can discover your inherent psychiatric skills and learn other simple therapeutic interventions that can be utilised for self-help, help of others
Target Audience:

General public, mothers, fathers, community leaders, sheikhs, people involved in daw’ah, health and mental health professionals who are seeking overview of psychiatry practice from an Islamic perspective and available services on mental health services in Australia.

Main Workshop Presenter (4 sessions):
Dr Ghassan Eltatary ,MUDr,AMC
Senior Psychiatric Registrar at the Gold Coast University Hospital
Advanced Trainee in Child and Youth Psychiatry

Guest presenter (1 session):
Hanan Dover, Clinical and forensic psychologist at Psych Central, Sydney

When: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where: Life Matters Academy, 2/69 The Mall, Bankstown
Date: Saturday 12th August 2017
Investment: $200 (all profits will go to Hayat Line-Muslim Crisis Line)
Life Matters Academy
2/69 The Mall, Bankstown, NSW 2200

Phone: 0424 265 699

Email: [email protected]



(Saturday) 9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Life Matters Academy

2/69 The Mall, Bankstown, New South Wales 2200


Life Matters AcademyPh: (02) 9793 7007 | Email: [email protected]