The NHS Muslim Network, MDA and BIMA recognise the importance of spiritual health in an individual’s health and wellbeing. Ramadan is an embodiment of mindfulness. As such, we recommend that staff maintain any good spiritual practices developed during Ramadan, including reflection time. This will help staff with their health and wellbeing post -Ramadan also.
After the spiritually and emotionally charged month of Ramadan, it may be natural for some to feel slightly low after Eid. It is perfectly natural to have feelings of anxiety and sadness after Ramadan, and often changes in lifestyle do trigger emotional and psychological responses. If you, or someone you know is experiencing post-Ramadan blues, then share these feelings with those close to you, and if required do not hesitate to seek help from your wellbeing teams at your places of work.
The NHS Muslim Network, The Muslim Doctors Association and The British Islamic Medical Association would like to thank and commend all staff and key workers serving on the front line. We would like to extend warm Eid Greetings to all NHS staff, regardless of faith or no faith.
For Muslim staff who would like further guidance on COVID-19 and its impact on Muslim communities and mosques, please visit the Muslim Council of Britain website. Public Health England have also produced useful guidance relating to burials for faith communities.
A number of organisations are continuing to offer peer support for NHS staff who wish to speak to someone confidentially. For further information please contact either the NHS Muslim Network at [email protected] or BIMA at [email protected].