Rehana is a qualified and experienced manager, educator and health and wellbeing professional.
Rehana has more than 25 years of experience working with minority communities and vulnerable groups. Rehana is Co-Founder of Ansaar, a charity for adults with learning disabilities and family carers. Rehana set up Jamila’s Legacy as a result of her experiences of working with ethnic minority communities and vulnerable groups such as disabled people, family carers, looked-after children, families affected by abuse and older people often experiencing mental health problems.
In 2019 Rehana returned to study to enhance her knowledge to support her work with Jamila’s Legacy and recently graduated from the University of Derby with a BSc (Hons) Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Approaches.
Asma has many years of volunteering experience within the community with a range of charities both locally and nationally. Asma has supported The MPS Society, Rainbows Hospice as well Sue Young Cancer Support and New Futures Project. New Futures Project supports vulnerable teenagers, young adults and women who are at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse. Asma is also a fully trained bereavement counsellor and has recently just qualified as a Therapeutic Counsellor and is looking to expand her knowledge in other areas of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Asma has been a family carer for most of her life. Her interest in qualifying as a counsellor developed from her Face 2 Face Befriending with SCOPE. She supported families with newly diagnosed children with challenges such as physical and cognitive disabilities. It was an area that she felt she had no support when her daughter was diagnosed with an ultra-rare disease. Her aim is to give back to families experiencing mental health challenges.
Furzana has experience of managing projects, services, staff and a community centre. Furzana is an Information, Advice & Guidance Counsellor with many years of experience of working with ethnic minorities.
Furzana has several years of teaching experience including teaching the University of Leicester’s Level 4 Certificate in Advice Work. Furzana is currently a civil servant and is also a magistrate.
“Rehana has created something wonderful, a safe space both in the real world and online for people to talk about their mental health and well-being to support each other and bring about the change that is needed”
Darren Goddard – Force Crime Registrar at Leicestershire Constabulary