Mental Wellness 101: Navigating Mental Health with Dr Saima Ahmad

On this week’s episode of the “Health and Wellbeing” show, we shine a spotlight on mental health. Let’s be honest—mental health isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. Just like our physical health, it’s something we all need to prioritise. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, navigating complex relationships, or simply aiming to build a happier, healthier self, this episode is here to break down the stigma, offer practical tools, and, most importantly, remind you that you are not alone.

Guiding us through this crucial conversation is Dr Saima Ahmad, a seasoned clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience in mental health and organisational wellbeing. Dr Ahmad debunks common misconceptions about mental health, provides insights on when to seek professional help and shares practical strategies that we can incorporate into our daily lives to maintain and improve our mental wellbeing.

If you or someone you know is facing mental health challenges, this podcast is a must-listen. Tune in to gain valuable insights, make informed choices, and seek the support you need to prioritise mental health.

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.

Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

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About Dr Saima Ahmad

Dr Saima Ahmad is a distinguished clinical psychologist with a career spanning over 18 years. Her extensive experience encompasses both the public and private sectors, where she has excelled as a clinical psychologist and a senior department head. Dr. Ahmad has demonstrated exceptional leadership in managing workplace wellbeing and psychological wellness programs, effectively addressing the needs of employees from over 150 nationalities.

In her clinical practice, Dr. Ahmad has honed her skills across various critical areas, including psychological first aid, critical incident support, risk assessment, and risk management. She is proficient in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), offering specialised care to adults dealing with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, addictions, and adjustment disorders.

Beyond her clinical roles, Dr. Saima Ahmad provides a wide range of psychological consulting services. Her expertise extends to counselling and coaching, where she supports senior managers across diverse industries such as aviation, banking and finance, law, consulting, and media.

Driven by a passion for empowering individuals to prioritise their mental health, Dr. Ahmad founded Holistaa. Through this initiative, she aims to raise awareness and provide accessible health and wellbeing services, particularly tailored to the South Asian community, respecting cultural and linguistic nuances.

Dr Saima Ahmad’s commitment to mental health is evident in her ongoing efforts to foster resilience and improve the quality of life for her clients, making her a pivotal figure in the field of clinical psychology.

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