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What is THE DELICATE MIND

faith

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark

identity

We know what we are, but know not what we may be.

masculinity

Any ideas of what is manly or masculine are purely socially constructed and not based on any inherent nature of man.

The Delicate Mind

What we do…

The Delicate Mind is an award winning community interest company, we explore mental health in the 21st century through a variety of formats

Our Story

 

The Delicate Mind began as a small idea in the bedroom of Nikhwat Marawat after losing his brother to suicide in 2017, Since then The Delicate Mind has gone on to platform the lived experiences of others within the work that they do as those effected by mental health are the ones who understand it best.

The Faith & Belief forum connected Nikhwat to Nadia Khan who was a natural fit and since their inception on March 23rd 2018 TDM has gone from strength to strength.

Currently we deliver mental health and mental strength workshops across sectors and regions, deliver open access lectures and talks, create public policy research, carry out social advocacy, aid with public health oversight and are in the midst of creating a key community mental health service.

Initially our target was purely the Muslim diaspora given both Nadia and Nikhwat’s background however over time there has been an evolution in working with all racialised communities and a focus on critically examining the structural inequalities in society that lead to poor mental health.

Our mission focus is to create a more educated, inclusive and fairer society and to platform and empower the communities that we serve.

Meet The Founders

Nadia Khan

Co Founder

Nadia joined The Delicate Mind team in January 2018. She has over six years worth of experience in the voluntary sector. She led the development of the organisation from a social action project to a community interest company. She is passionate about enhancing social mobility and  was recently shortlisted for a Public Service Award at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2019. Nadia an advocate for social justice and inclusion of women in international affairs. Nadia is the UK Chapter coordinator at the ECOSOC Civil Society Network NGO the World Youth Alliance, where she organises international training projects for young people and youth workers to enhance their public speaking and advocacy skills. 

Nikhwat Marawat

Co Founder

As someone who lives with mental health issues and has been impacted personally by them I feel it is necessary to be proactive rather than reactive as the WHO has stated that by 2030 that depression will be the leading public health crisis. We have to take the steps now.

On my continuing journey with TDM I truly feel that this is one of the reasons that I have been put on to this earth  for which I am grateful and I will endeavour to use this platform to serve.

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