The National Spirituality & Mental Health Forum operates under the Charity Commission England & Wales and in association with stakeholders such as the UK government, the NHS, national mental health initiatives and religious institutions. The Board of Trustees meets at least twice a year to plan the role and work of the Forum and to address governance matters.
Aziz is a Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist and Life Coach. He is a graduate in the field of Islamic Theology. He has a keen interest in Spirituality, Faith and Mental Health.
He currently leads an innovative project based in Yorkshire called ‘Spirit in Mind’ which is based within South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The project recognises and seeks to draw upon the possibilities opened up by working with locally based Spiritual, Faith and Humanist organisations (“Spiritual Partners”) to significantly enhance the diversity and quality of support available to users of NHS services. This includes funding and commissioning, participation in governing bodies, committees and strategic partnerships.
Aziz has had a breadth of working experience in Public, Private and Third Sectors. He has been in business for at least half of his working life. He currently sits on the local Police Crime Commissioners Third Sector Advisory Group.
He is an NHS England Patient Participation Voice (PPV) particularly on behalf of Faith and BAME communities. He advises on funding, transformation and innovation within Health and VCS sectors and has a keen interest in Asset Based Community Development, Sustainability, Person Centred Care, Expert by experience and Patient Participation.
He is involved in helping Faith Institutions with their Governance and is a Director of Locorum CIC.
He is also keen to see local people participate in processes to add value and a sense of realism.
He is also a member of the Institute of Leadership & Management.
In his spare time he likes to read up on Rumi, Al Kindi, Ibn Arabi, Al Ghazali, the mystic Raabia Basri and others.