Muslim Girls Fence Report: How do structural inequalities impact pupils’ mental health and wellbeing?
Muslim Girls Fence, a project by Maslaha and British Fencing, have released a new report on the impacts of racism and Islamophobia on mental health and wellbeing on school aged young people.
The report has been created to share the learnings from the Muslim Girls Fence project about factors that lead to poor mental and emotional wellbeing for young people and the gaps and failures in current services available to young people in schools. They spoke to teachers to discuss some of the barriers and issues prevalent in schools. Factors such as mainstream media and racism, which are spoken about by students in their project, all impact wellbeing, but the ways in which institutions enact and participate in these factors is being overlooked in conversations about young people’s mental health.
Read the full report here.
Image: Muslim Girls Fence, Maslaha