Understanding Mental Health in Oriental and Islamic Cultures

Develop a greater understanding of health, mental health issues and cultural understandings from both Oriental and Islamic perspectives in order to work more effectively with a multi-cultural client base.

Description

Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Four | Catering: Refreshments provided

Aim

This workshop is for those who would like to develop a greater understanding of health, mental health issues and cultural understandings from both Oriental and Islamic perspectives in order to work more effectively with a multi-cultural client base. Wider Christchurch’s second largest population group is Asian. Coupled with those from an Islamic culture, the Western concept of mental wellbeing is not traditionally understood, often being viewed as a stigma, one that brings enormous loss of face to the family unit.

Overview

• Oriental and Islamic cultures in general
• Oriental and Islamic perspectives
• Mental illness from an Oriental and Islamic perspective
• Concomitant health issues in Oriental and Islamic populations
• The importance of religion and faith in mental health

Learning Intentions

Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
Develop an understanding of Oriental and Islamic people
• Learn how best to communicate (verbal and non-verbal)
• How to deal with sustained talk and discord
• Develop an understanding for Oriental and Islamic cultures

Let’s Get Real Skills

• Working with Service Users
• Working with Families/Whānau
• Working with Communities
• Challenging Stigma and Discrimination
• Professional and Personal Development

*Early Bird Discount: Register by 10 May 2019 to receive $10.00 off (automatically applied at checkout).

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