Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where is the program currently located at?


There are currently two locations that the program is held at:

  • Women's Health in Women's Hands Community Health Centre.
    • 2 Carlton St #500, Toronto, ON M5B 1J3.
  • Masjid Darussalam.
    • 4 Thorncliffe Park Drive, East York, ON M4H 1H1.
*Mindfully Muslim does not currently have an online version of the program, it is in development.




What are the details for the next group?


  • Starting date: October 2nd, 2019 (10 Week Session).
  • Time: Wednesdays 9:30am - 11:30am.
  • Location: Masjid Darussalam, 4 Thorncliffe Park Drive, East York, ON M4H 1H1.
  • Information contact:
    • Ayesha Firdouz
    • (416) 421-6369 Ext. 319
    • afirdouz@healthaccesstp.org
  • Additional information: light refreshments and childcare included.




What sort of issues do you work with?


At the current time, Dr. Ahmad is working with Muslim women who are struggling with mood and anxiety disorders. Next year, Dr. Ahmad hopes to organize a group for men and youth, creating a safe space for them to address the particular stessors they face.




What is the process for entering the group?


Every person is screened first by a social worker or a community health worker for suitability. Then, they are placed on a waitlist & invited for the next available group. We will contact you for assessment. For this particular group, the ideal client will be a woman who:

  • Is above 18 years old
  • Values a faith-based approach
  • Is motivated
  • Has the capacity to be self-reflective
  • Is committed to attending all sessions
  • Respects boundaries and group rules
  • Is fluent in English
Exclusion Criteria:
  • Active Psychotic Symptoms
  • Current Suicidal or Homicidal Ideation
  • Acute Crisis/Imminent Safety Concerns
  • Current Substance Use
  • Cluster B characterological disorders




Do you work in languages aside from English?


No, not at this time.




How accessible is your therapy room?


It depends on the location where the group is being held. The space at Women's Health in Women's Hands (WHIWH) is fully accessible.




What is your policy about privacy and sharing information?


Dr. Ahmad abides by the highest standards of professionalism which includes safeguarding the confidentiality of all participants. The confidentiality policy is reviewed at the beginning of every group.




What is your cancelation policy?


Once accepted to the group, it is very important to attend all sessions as the group builds week-to-week. However, if a participant must miss a session, they need to provide at least 48 hours notice. Otherwise, they may be charged for the missed session.





Waitlist

Provide your contact information to be placed on a waitlist to be screened for suitability by a social worker or community health worker. We will contact you for the next available assessment. If after screening you are a right fit, you will be invited to the group. 

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