One of our counsellors, Myira Khan, won a Mental Health Hero Award for her pioneering work in the field.
Myira is a counsellor based in Leicester, but she has led work locally, nationally and internationally to break down the particular stigma mental health conditions are faced with within Muslim and South Asian communities.
In April 2013 Myira founded the Muslim Counsellor and Psychotherapist Network. This network promotes counselling as a career path to those from Muslim communities.
“I am really honoured and humbled to be receiving the Deputy Prime Minister’s Mental Health Hero Award. I believe it is a reflection of my work as a Counsellor, Lecturer and as the Founder of the Muslim Counsellor & Psychotherapist Network.
“I am driven by my passion to create easier and wider access to counselling services for our communities and to provide effective, safe and supportive counselling to all clients.
“I also believe in my social responsibility to break down barriers and reduce the stigma around mental health issues. Mental health awareness, talking therapies and counselling/mental health services need to be recognised and fully supported and funded to ensure that everyone can get access to services and the help they need, when they need it.”
We’re very proud to have Myira on the team here at LCPC.