NZF is delighted to be offering grants to Muslim religious leaders and other community champions to gain accredited counselling skills through its Education Fund.

Right here, right now, the Muslim community in the UK is facing record levels of poverty as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Since the outbreak began, we’ve seen an overwhelming surge in applications for Zakat from Muslims in need around the country. The long term emotional and psychological impact of the crisis is likely to last well beyond this immediate situation.

As the community tries to process and recover from the pandemic, religious leaders and other community champions will have a vital role to play in helping people get back on their feet and move on from the trauma and anxiety they may have experienced.

If you want to become a trained counsellor, to take your community service in the UK to another level, there has never been a bigger need or a better time to gain these important skills.

Step 1: Identify and successfully apply for an accredited counselling course.

You can do this by searching the course directories of either the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) or the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

The following are examples of accredited Islamic counselling courses known to NZF but you are welcome to identify alternative accredited providers too:

– Sakoon

– Stephen Maynard & Associates

Step 2: Apply for funding from our Education Fund.

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