Hidden Survivors: Uncovering the Mental Health Struggles of Young British Muslims

A recent report into the mental health struggles of young British Muslims undertaken by Better Communities Better Network (BCBN) revealed that four in five young Muslim people said they had suffered mental health struggles, with 64% of survey participants in the study disclosing they had experienced suicidal thoughts. It also found that Muslim young people are three times more likely to look for support from friends than accessing services, with roughly the same amount of young people then not getting access to therapy. Three in five young Muslims, (61%), say it is important to them that mental health services display cultural/ faith sensitivity.