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Open Practitioner Event

British Bangladeshi Muslim Men & Mental Health

Research findings and practice considerations

Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Date: Thursday 23rd May 2024
Venue: Online via Zoom


This 2-hour workshop draws on Dr Shah Alam’s lived experience and doctoral thesis research, highlighting the mental health needs of British Bangladeshi men. The voices of the 12 men within the research are shared to collectively think about the themes within the data and how this directs us towards better supporting the community on a 1:1 and wider service level. We will be looking at barriers to accessing help, how to address these but also considerations for therapy. Space will also be given for discussion and reflection within the workshop.

Key resources of reference:

Aims of this workshop

  • To better understand the needs of the population and factors which impact wellbeing, drawing on Dr Shah Alam’s research.
  • To consider the muti-faceted barriers to access mental health support and how to address these.
  • To unpack what stigma means (internally and externally) for men in the population.
  • Discussion on how to better work therapeutically to support Bangladeshi men.

    Who should attend this workshop?

    Dr Alam’s research paper is directed towards low and high intensity CBT therapists; however this event is open to all practitioners who would like to develop their knowledge and skills in working with South Asian (Bangladeshi) men. People with experience working with Bangladeshi men are also invited to attend to share their own reflections from working with the community.



    Dr Shah Alam

    This event has been organised the BAATN South Asian Narratives Group:
    Poppy Banerjee, Vedia Maharaj, Naila Dunleavy, Anvita Madan-Bahel, Nafeesa Javed, Palak Mehta.



    Online meeting via Zoom. To download Zoom free of charge click here.


    Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
    Date: Thursday 23rd May 2024


    £25 for members
    £20 for student members
    £35 for non members
    £50 for Organisations

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      • Bookings can be made any time up until Thursday at 5 pm before the day of the event.
      • Only the next two upcoming dates will be open for registration at any one time.
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