Darul Ihsan Humanitarian Centre offers social counselling services to the community.
In recent years we have seen an increasing need for social counselling in our communities.
We have also noticed that the public has been more receptive to seek counselling through a trained professional/consultant and Darul Ihsan has been facilitating this for many years.
Over the recent years we have seen a vast array of cases ranging from depression and anxiety to low self-esteem issues and even behavioural issues amongst youngsters as a result of changes within their family due to financial constraints and other social issues. We also see many cases pertaining to grief and loss. Here, counselling takes on the role of helping the deceased members loved one’s to accept the loss and overcome their grief.
The counselling department looks at each case and then decides on the course of counselling and therapy thereby supporting the individual and family members, empowering them and helping them to overcome the hurdles and obstacles that they face.
Further, in keeping with COVID-19 regulations our counselling service has adapted to provide an online counselling service thereby ensuring the health safety of clients and counsellors.
The lock-down has seen many other new challenges emerge such as an increase in domestic violence and abuse, an influx in the cases of depression, insomnia, a spike in anxiety and fear amongst both adults and youngsters, etc. – all of which directly attributed to the Covid-19 crisis.
During this period of lock-down it is essential to stick to a routine.
Sticking to a routine helps in maintaining a feeling of control and will also fill us with a sense of accomplishment for the day.
As Muslims we are blessed to have Salaah in our lives. Our daily Salaah is a starting point of a routine. All that is required for us to do is to fill-in the times between Salaah with activities and periods of rest.
During the lock-down let us allow our daily tasks to take on more value and meaning and in doing so we can use this period to our advantage - return to school, go back to work and carry-on with our daily lives grateful, refreshed and spiritually uplifted Insha Allah.
Life’s tests and challenges can affect any of us at any time irrespective of age, gender, race, religion and creed.
You are not alone as help is always available. Do not hesitate to reach out and seek help because in doing so you help yourself to heal and overcome life’s challenges.
Darul Ihsan Media Desk