This is a 3-hour training exploring how to support Muslim families as well as the role of healthcare and perinatal practitioners in offering culturally competent care. This will be an interactive and reflective workshop discussing:
- Basics of Islamic beliefs and Muslims
- Differences between culture and faith
- Impacts on maternity care
- How to support Muslim families during birth and the postnatal period
Who’s it for?
This workshop is for anyone who supports families during pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and postnatal recovery; e.g. doulas, midwives, infant feeding practitioners, antenatal/hypnobirthing teachers and anyone else who works within the maternity field.
About the training:
This workshop has been created and will be delivered by Manisha Sheth, co-founder of Support ME Maternal Project CIC and the Muslim Village Lead. Manisha has had lived experience of birth trauma and postnatal depression & anxiety and is currently focusing on bridging the gap between minority ethnic communities and NHS maternity care, as well as working towards breaking down barriers in infant loss and perinatal mental health in the Muslim community. As well as running Muslim Village, Manisha is an experienced Cultural Competency & Safety trainer, an NHS Maternity & Neonatal Independent Senior Advocate as well as works as a Trainee Counsellor at an infant loss charity.
She has developed this programme as a practicing Muslim, through her own lived experience and through the stories of those in her community. This will not be a lecture or a talk, but instead an engaging and reflective workshop through discussions and exercises; leaving you with a productive outlook on how to work with Muslim families in a culturally safe way. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and explore specific scenarios in a safe and non-judgmental space.
Manisha will be addressing current statistics and challenges, the impact of religious and cultural practices on maternity care as well as key ways to move forward. This will also be a foundation required for Level 2, where more complex concepts will be explored, such as infant loss and perinatal mental health.
Next training details
Friday 26th Jan 2024: 10am-1pm
Cost – £50
Spaces are limited to create a safe and impactful environment so please book here to secure your place. Access to training will be emailed 1 week prior, if you’ve not received these by 24th Jan, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. If you have any questions or need to let us know anything about your booking, please email Manisha directly at email@example.com.
Cancellation policy: We do not offer refunds. Spaces can be transferred to a future workshop with at least 48 hours notice. If you’re unable to attend with less than 48 hours, the space can be transferred to someone else. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Previous training reviews:
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” The training was led in such great and sensitive way; providing a really useful and engaging variety of direct experiences and emotional accounts, alongside lots of really informative factual information, cultural and religious insight. Thank you SO much Manisha, and I’ll look forward to Level 2!”
” Manisha made it feel like a really safe place and non-intimidating topic. You could see the genuine passion she has for this area and I would highly recommend the course. It covered the basics but in a really informative way. “
” Manisha is both powerful and gentle which created a safe space and an excellent training and to train and absolutely encourages and supports learning and reflection. I feel I have a deeper insight into supporting Muslim families and look forward to learning more on level 2. “
” Really enjoyed the session, I love learning more about Islam and how I can better serve Muslim women. Thank you so much Manisha. “