Mentors operate across the spectrum, from business, finance and career planning, helping you to set personal goals and ways to achieve them. In the field of mental health, a mentor is a trusted and respected adviser who can help you improve your mental health through their life experience and knowledge.
Quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on individuals in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations. Ultimately, mentoring connects people to personal growth and development, and social and economic opportunity.
Mentor Master Classes provide advanced skills and knowledge to build mastery in mentoring, they are full of tips and techniques – even experienced mentors can become more effective.
The Capacity Building Board (CBG) strives to keep the MDP Alumni at the learning edge by offering master classes in various Jamaats.
The MDP alumni family virtually got together for a masterclass on 12th December 2020. It was a learning journey that emphasized on ‘Mental Health for the Mentor’. The Session was facilitated by Shama bai Dewji, Sajida bai Master and Br. Mohammed Abbas Karim. The Masterclass commenced with a reflection from the Verses of the Holy Qur’an followed by a fun-filled and informative online quiz by Sajida bai and Br. Mohammed Abbas Karim. This was then followed by an interactive session by Shama bai Dewji.
The participants discussed the importance of mental health and ways the mentors could take care of their own mental well-being so that they could assist others. As always, masterclasses are a unique experience, filled with learning where best practices are shared.
The virtual session was a success. We extend our appreciation to the Facilitators for their steadfast organization and impactful presentation.
Our sincere appreciation also goes to each and every participant who took time off from their busy schedules to enhance their personal and future development.
CBG anticipates that through such sessions the mentors get the opportunity to further gain practical knowledge and insight to expand their repertoire of professional knowledge and skills.
- The session gave me an insight into practical self-care tips while helping others.
- Thank you so much for the beneficial session. Truly made me realize how important mental health is for the mentor.
- Provided me with a firm awareness that Self-care for mentors is about actively looking after our own mental health and wellbeing so that we can more effectively support the mentees. The concept of self-care is similar to the safety procedures on an aircraft: “In the unlikely event of an emergency, fit your own oxygen mask first, before attending to children or dependents.”
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