Mohamed Omar

Mohamed has significant personal and professional experience working with asylum seekers and refugees which has given him a unique insight into psychological impact and the trauma of people seeking asylum in UK. He is passionately committed to supporting the development of a better understanding of mental health and support needs of refugees and asylum seekers, and its impact in building a new life based on resilience, positive relationship with agencies, communities and socially. Mohamed has an interest in policy, strategies and how marginalised communities can have a voice and visibility at a strategic level. International relations and legal qualifications provides Mohamed with his critical thinking approach. He has a proven record of communicating and influencing stakeholders from Scottish government officials to community activists and service users. Mohamed is Policy and Development Officer (Refugees) at the Mental Health Foundation which enables delivery of change working with partners including individuals, groups and communities to support and empower them.