An Islamic Perspective on Mental Health: Jinn, Evil Eye & Black Magic

Posted on 24 March 2021

Specific consideration will be given during this workshop to voice hearing.

About this Event

The course takes place on Zoom, across two half-days. By registering you commit to attending both sessions. The Zoom link itself is not sent out until 24 hours before the training starts.

  • Thursday 20 May 10am – 1.30pm Session One will include an overview of the Islamic faith, with a focus on the aspects which help to understand how mental health challenges are conceptualised within the faith.
  • Friday 21 May 10am – 1.30pm Session Two will introduce beliefs around Jinn, evil eye and black magic – and how these beliefs can impact both physical and mental well being.

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Dr Sara Betteridge

Sara is a Counselling Psychologist with over 20 years experience of working in a wide range of adult mental health settings. Her primary interest is in incorporating people’s faith into their therapy and specialises in this integrated approach. She has become committed to delivering compassionate mental health care in a way which seeks to find meaning to the distress people experience. Sara is practitioner and trainer in Open Dialogue working as a Family Therapist for an adult eating disorder unit and delivering clinical supervision to a number of different teams. She also works as a Community Psychologist for the Black, Minority and Ethnic Community Psychology Access team in Tower Hamlets, delivering training to staff on the needs of the local communities and offering psychology-based groups in local community settings. She also has an independent practise offering her expertise.


LIVED EXPERIENCE – No charge For people experiencing voices and alternative realities who do not have an organisation willing to pay for their place.

£50 – Reduced Price If you are on a low income, or from a racialised/BAME background, or from the LGBTQIA+ community. We stand alongside those whom society disadvantages.

£75 – Standard Price For self-funding individuals who are comfortably able to meet their basic needs.

£100 – Voluntary Sector Organisations For people (including those with lived experience) whose place can be paid for by a Voluntary Sector organisation.

£125 – Private Healthcare or NHS For people (including those with lived experience) whose place can be paid for by a Private Healthcare or NHS organisation.

The full fee will be chargeable if you cancel 7 or fewer days, before the event.  

If your organisation needs to pay by invoice, please email us at and provide your organisation’s invoicing details.

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