Muslim Doctors Association (MDA)

Wellbeing Wednesday March2021: Mindfulness

We’ve all heard so much about mindfulness, and for those of you who have been with Wellbeing Wednesday right from the start when we had our meet ups, you will know we advocated this a lot. So much so that we rounded off our Wellbeing Wednesday evenings with a few group mindfulness sessions!
But with so many apps, websites, mindfulness coaches out of there, this arena can seem a bit of a minefield. We are therefore delighted to be joined today by Dr Afrosa Ahmed who incorporates mindfulness alongside her work as a GP to aim to bring about the key changes her clients and patients desire.
Join us to watch and find out:

  • What is mindfulness?
  • Can mindfulness be compatible with religious beliefs?
  • What are some of the psychological and wellbeing benefits to mindfulness?
  • For beginners, where should they look as a starting point?
  • And to round off-a live mindfulness session…and if you’re watching this later, you can still join in!

Our speakers this month:

Dr. Fawziya Huq
MBBS, MRCPsych, PG Cert Medical Education
Psychiatrist & Mental Health Lead at Muslim Doctors Association
Fawziya studied Medicine at Kings College London and is currently specialising as a Psychiatrist in East London, working in a variety of settings in the community and inpatient mental health units. She is particularly interested in the interface between the mind and body, and mental health issues in BAME communities. She has also completed basic training in the concepts of Islamic psychology and counselling. Fawziya has previously served as a medical advisor to a Muslim mental health charity and is currently working as a clinician for a charity conducting mental health assessments on detainees in immigration removal centres.

Dr. Afrosa Ahmed
GP in the NHS and Mindfulness Coach at MindfulDoc
Dr Ahmed is a GP for over 15 years and studied Medicine at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas Medical School. With a keen interest in mental health and its associated problems, she had a desire to help her patients overcome these with long lasting effects. She subsequently set up her company MindfulDoc – bringing together her knowledge of the human body with the ancient century old practice of mindfulness. She obtained her qualifications from the UK College of Mindfulness Meditation, has trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and is also an accredited teacher on the Mindfulness Teachers Register. She is passionate about teaching mindfulness to the next generation of doctors and students, parents alike in schools.
To read more about her work, her website is
For mental health websites and apps to check out, please see

If you had ideas for our Wellbeing Wednesday topics, or wanted to be a guest speaker for our filmed vodcasts (be that from a personal wellbeing journey or a professional working in the area of mental health), please get in touch on [email protected]