Nasa Begum made an important contribution to the understanding of the experiences of disabled people, and campaigned tirelessly for the right to independent living. Her work had a significant impact on the way that the health service consults and learns from patients
Nasa Begum sadly passed away in 2011, but she has left a lasting memory in a legacy to Mind that enables us to support local Minds in developing projects to empower women, building on their own talents and strengths and becoming inspirational for the wider community.
Thanks to this support five local Minds are currently initiating projects targeting the Asian community:
- Greenwich Mind, who will work with women in the Tamil and Nepalese communities;
- Leeds Mind, who will deliver tailored peer support, counselling and arts provision for Asian women;
- Suffolk Mind, who will be engaging Asian and BME women of Muslim faith in Ipswich to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health;
- Mind in Ealing & Hounslow Ltd, who will deliver art and gardening therapy to support mental wellbeing of South Asian women;
- Bexley Mind, who will work with the Bangladeshi community to explore the impact of intergenerational dynamics on mental well-being
Please do get in touch with our Equality Improvement Team if you would like more information or to find out how to get involved with these projects.