Mental Health Program

Help us, help others or yourself!

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.

We aim to create a safe space for women to come together and support one another. We have multiple programs in place, such as the video series “Support corner”, our community engagement group, and our story telling podcast on YouTube.

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.
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’ve partnered with a clinic in the UK, Cherry Tree Clinic and Brainstation in Lebanon along with other independent therapists depending on locations that are trained to provide specialised therapy for apostates. We sponsor 8 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,

If you’re looking to join the program to receive this benefit, please email to join the program.

Announcement: This program is currently unavailable for clients located in the United States of America

Independent Therapists

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.

Rehmat is a clinical psychologist, licensed therapist, and life coach based in the United Kingdom. For the past 2 years, she has been working for Coventry Mind as a support worker. Her areas of clinical interest include rape victims, physical/sexual abuse, complex trauma, gender & sexual diversity and LGBTQIA support. Rehmat specializes in inner child healing, coping mechanisms for anger and stress as well as helps people who are suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, lack of self-esteem, and self-confidence.

Alongside this, she has experience with terminally ill patients and worked for palliative care in hospitals.
Rehmat works with men and women from all backgrounds, including ExMuslims and Muslims.

Luke is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from the United States. He has worked for international universities in Iraq and China providing mental health counseling to students and staff. Luke’s areas of clinical interest include complex trauma, gender based violence, child abuse and religious oppression. He is a clinical fellow at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Luke has worked extensively with women and men from Muslim backgrounds, including ExMuslims.
Haya is a psychotherapist specialised in CBT. For the past four years she has worked with individuals with anxiety disorders such as OCD, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder & others. She also has experience with mood disorders, suicidal behavior, PTSD, drug/alcohol problems . As well, she helps individuals enhance their self-esteem to build better relationships with others and feel confident about their abilities. Haya also offers (DBT) therapy for people with borderline personality disorder and emotional dysregulation. 

Haya speaks fluent Arabic and English.

visit our about us page to find out more about what we do