The Nafsiyat research team, led by a medical anthropologist currently completing her PhD research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Natassia Brenman, have finished working on a project conducting research into the therapy work that Nafsiyat does.
The project aimed to capture narratives about the processes involved with accessing the service and progressing through therapy as well as collecting rich, qualitative feedback from clients about their experiences at different stages of their journey.
The resultant narrative research report is now published here, with an introduction from Senior Psychotherapist, Baffour Ababio.
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Nafsiyat is bidding to bag a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects.
Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
Nafsiyat is one of the groups on the shortlist.
Voting is open in all Tesco stores in March and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop. Visit one of the stores listed below to vote for us!
- > City Road Express Store EC2A 4DE
- > Archway Holloway Road Express Store N19 5SS
- > Caledonian Road Express Store N7 8TP
- > Chiswell Street Express Store EC1Y 4TY
- > Clerkenwell Street Express Store EC1V 3AF
- > Drayton Park Express Store N5 1AN
- > Essex Road Express Store N1 2EB
- > Highbury Metro Store N7 8JP
- > Hornsey Express Store N19 4HN
- > Islington Green Metro Store N1 8DU
- > Kings Cross Metro Store N1 9DX
- > Newington Green Express Store N16 9BS
- > New North Street Express Store N1 8SY
- > Pentonville Road Express Store N1 9TT
- > Seven Sisters Road Express Store N4 2HY
- > Sisters Road Express Store N7 7NS
- > St John Clerkenwell Express Store EC1V 4UD
- > Stroud Green Metro Store N4 3PX
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £63 million to more than 20,000 projects across Britain. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.
Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:
“Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”
Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:
“Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”
Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.Lear More
Since 1983, we have provided interculturally tailored therapy to people in several North London boroughs through statutory contracts. We are now making our unique support available to a wider range of people through a new service called Nafsiyat Choice. We currently deliver individual therapy to people from any London borough on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Our Choice therapy service is delivered on an open-ended and long-term basis.
Once you contact Nafsiyat letting us know you are interested in the Therapy we offer, we will contact you to offer you an assessment appointment. This will take 50 minutes with the assessor/therapist to explore and to discuss your emotional needs and to decide together how our therapy service can help. Upon the outcome of the assessment, you will then be referred to a suitable therapist who will contact you to offer you a weekly ongoing therapy session. Each session lasts 50 minutes.
Fee and methods of payments
The initial assessment session is £60. Our weekly fees will be between £40 and £60 per session depending on each individual financial situation, which will be determined during assessment. All fees are subject to a cancellation period of 2 working day. We accept payment by cash or by card on the day of the appointment.
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We have rooms available for hire – daytime, evenings, weekends.
Regularly used as therapy rooms, they can also be used for groups or meetings.
The partition wall between two of our rooms can be opened to create a space suitable for up to 30 people.
We have chairs, tables, TV, Wi-Fi, accessible WC, kitchen and some parking space.
The hire fee is £10/room/hour.
If you have an enquiry or are interested in booking a room, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 263 6947.Lear More
Delivered by Dilek Güngör and Baffour Ababio.
The workshop will draw on clinical examples and work as well as the intercultural experience to put forward the processes involved in working at the juncture of the client’s inner and outer experiences. The evocation of shame and avoidance in the dyadic or group encounter of intersecting differences and sameness will also be explored. “Any clinical encounter that does not take into account the client’s whole life experience and does not consider their race, culture, gender or social values, can only fragment that person.” (Jafar Kareem, co-founder of Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre). In the workshop Jafar’s quote will be applied to societal/individual assumptions with regards to racism and sexism. There will be an opportunity for participants to work on some of their own material from their practice.
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Nafsiyat Senior Psychotherapist, Baffour Ababio, was interviewed by Channel 4 News for a piece entitled “Black men ten times more likely to develop psychotic disorders – is there enough support?” which aired on Tuesday April 3rd.
The segment was fronted by Jordan Jarrett-Bryan, who interviewed Baffour at our centre in North Islington. It was filmed by Adeyemi Michael.
“Research show that if you’re a black adult male you’re 10 times more likely to be diagnosed with a psychotic disorder. But why? And is there enough support available to those with mental health issues before they reach the point of crisis. Because too often it’s only when the breakdown happens that contact is made with any kind of services.”Lear More
Late last year, award-winning magazine and collective gal-dem visited Nafsiyat to hear more about what we do, speak with our therapists and help us tell our story through words and video.
They have just published the article, written by Liza Bakeyi and entitled “THE NORTH LONDON INTERCULTURAL THERAPY CENTRE YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT”, and the video is now on Facebook.Lear More