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In 2014 a Freedom of Information request to UK police forces revealed that over 11,000 cases of ‘honour’ crime were recorded between 2010-14. Before accessing support, victims at risk of HBV experienced abuse for 2 years longer
(5 years vs 3 years) than those not identified as at risk of HBV.
Nearly a quarter (23%) of victims at risk of HBV were not eligible for most benefits. 68% of victims at risk of HBV were at high risk of serious harm or homicide, compared to 55% of those not identified as at risk of HBV.
Leaving or questioning a faith can be a very complicated process, and for the most part ExMuslims for safety reasons tend to be closeted and live a double life to the fear of abandonment, shunning, ostracism, but also their life.
Apostates face a great amount of abuse be it physical, emotional or psychological by their families and/or communities should they decide to announce their departure of a religion. Both choices lead to extreme levels of anxiety, depression, PTSD and other mental health issues.
Faithless Hijabi supports clients globally including countries where being an apostate or in combination being from the LGBT+ community poses a larger risk to one’s life from community based ostracism to state persecution. Our work in supporting ExMuslims in the realm of mental health is significant as a starting point to care for those individuals at risk.
Our Aim is to help people from Muslims backgrounds defeat the stigma of mental health and bring them closer to understanding that there’s help out there and we want to be able to provide them with that.
We sponsor 12 therapy sessions per referral, and from there onwards the clients are free to continue with the therapists as they require on a private bases. Our therapists are trained to work with apostates and also undergo supervised sessions by an external therapist,
Our affiliate org Trauma Treatment international provides trauma specific therapy to survivors of torture, war and state persecution, in this case specifically to ExMuslims who have been through extreme trauma.
Therapy Better and Cherry Tree Clinic are UK based clinic providing psychotherapy sessions to clients referred by Faithless Hijabi in English.
Brainstation clinic located in Lebanon offers psychotherapy for clients that speak Arabic.
If you’re looking to join the program to receive this benefit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the program or fill out the form below to be contacted
Please note: This program is only open to ExMuslims who have identified their mental health is at risk as a result of their apostasy.
Mimzy is a counsellor and life coach. For the past three years she has worked alongside the lead psychotherapist in individual and group therapy for the Grenfell fire survivors. She is a member within the Domestic Violence Forum for the East London area and part of the counselling committee for East London schools. And works as a group therapy counsellor for CEMB (Council for ExMuslims Brittain)
Mimzy specialises in helping people who have left religion, PTSD, relationship family issues, depression and anxiety.
Mimzy is currently on a sabbatical.