Mental health of carers

Firstly, I wish to thank my family who have stuck by me through thick and thin, whether by visiting me when I...

Islam, the way of peace

My parents are both religious, so I was raised in an Islamic household. My father has been very observant from his childhood....

Psychiatry / Psychology in Islam

Did you know that the first mental wards were actually founded in Muslim countries? During the early Islamic era,...

Guest blog – Evelyn Asante-Mensah OBE, Chair of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Mental Health is important to us all and it’s important that we talk about it to break down the barriers and fear...

Fast forward 2

After a month without leave, I was finally allowed out on my own to the local shop. It feels really good as...

A Mental Muslim?

As a Muslim with mental health problems I am positive about my illness because the Quran tells us “Allah does not...

Female mental health

I want to briefly talk about female mental health. Mental illness affects women just as much as men.  Often, women brush aside...

Riots in Oldham

I was initially held on an acute mental health ward in Stockport which is about 15 miles from Oldham. I have...

The Horror of Being Injected

After numerous failed escape attempts and being chased and brought back to the ward I was becoming more and more agitated. I...