Thu, 05 Aug 2021
10:00 - 11:30
Why should we talk about mental health and how can we better look after ourselves as we return to a new 'normal'?
This free webinar is being delivered by Advocacy Focus as part of our ongoing commitment to support the members of the communities that we serve. This session is open to all Trafford residents from an ethnic minority community, and will focus on mental health and motherhood.
Why we need to talk about ethnic minority mental health;
Specific issues relating to pregnancy and motherhood;
Stigma, myths and discrimination;
Starting conversations about mental health;
From her 'Lockdown Mum' parody song to her work with local community groups, Talat Cheema-Ahmad will share her experiences of lockdown and how she prioritised her health & wellbeing;
Signposting and support;
Looking to the future, post COVID-19.
About our Guest Speaker: Talat Cheema-Ahmad
Talat Cheema-Ahmad Graduated at Goldsmiths University of London obtaining a BA in Sociology and Cultural studies. She went onto completing her PGCE and becoming both a Primary and Secondary school Teacher. Using her experiences of teaching and becoming a mother, Talat co-runs empowering workshops for Mums primarily from an ethnic minority background (under the company Creative Spaces London) implementing creativity, sports, wellbeing and group coaching. The sessions are there to help remind these women that they are more than “just a mum” but that they are AMAZING and more. The aim is also to help and encourage mums back on their feet with whatever direction they wish to embark upon within a safe space.
Talat also runs a small business called @TalatsTreats which involves hand-made gifts and recently has created a variety of journals/planners and workbooks for young people and adults- from travel, to tackling good mental wellbeing, to working on a healthy lifestyle and more.