Bangladeshi males have been hit arduous by the pandemic – when it comes to increased loss of life charges in comparison with different communities, shut down industries and job losses. However with lockdown easing, many concern that the impression of the pandemic on their psychological well being could also be ignored.

Imran Khan misplaced his father earlier this yr to coronavirus. Whereas he reached out to this GP for help, different Bangladeshi males are much less doubtless to take action, says psychologist Shah Alam. He believes Islam may play a key position in getting males to open up and decreasing the stigma round psychological well being points. Imam Sheikh Abdullah Hasan has been exploring this – he has been offering psychological well being toolkits to greater than 200 imams and students across the UK.

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