On the 15th of October, Nottingham’s Vine centre held a women’s only mindfulness event as part of the mental health week.
Activities ranged from belly dancing, postnatal depression support, to a smoothie bike.
It was an inspirational and important event that brought together many women from all faiths.
HumanKind, a trust-building forum run by Karimia Institute, attended the event to share what the project was about.
Muskaan, HumanKind’s co-ordinator, was able to begin the dialogue and talk about why trust in our communities is so important.
She held discussions with people from different organisations that were promoting their work and through this, was able to build connections.
Muskaan was accompanied by new Humankind ambassadors who also participated in spreading awareness.
As the event was part of mental health week, many diverse organisations came together to connect.
The event was just one step towards breaking down the stigma of mental health within the community.
The event was attended by many women who had supported each other despite their faiths, cultures and race.
Irene Healy [My mind about trauma and HumanKind ambassador]
“Thank you Muskaan for making me feel welcome and great networking with others thank you very much. Keep up the good work!”
-It was an eye-opening event and led to many misconceptions being broken down.
The organisers of the event, Sharon and Geraldine, were intrigued by what Humankind was about.
Overall the event was a success as this connected women from different communities who bonded over commonalities.
Marwa [from Heya women’s group and Humankind Ambassador]
“Overall it was a good event and it was a good opportunity to be there and talk to women about the humankind project.”