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 has had over 35 years working in the Business, Public, Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise sector (VCSE) and has previously held several Trusteeships of umbrella bodies such as Bradford CVS, VAC Calderdale and Kirklees Third Sector Leaders.
He is a Business Consultant working with social enterprises and voluntary sector primarily.
He advises on funding, transformation and innovation within Health and VCS sectors and has a keen interest in Asset Based Community Development and Sustainability.
Aziz retired from the NHS in 2023. An experienced Islamic Psychotherapist, Imam/Chaplain, Hypnotherapist and Life Coach.
Aziz is also a trustee and Vice Chair of the National Spirituality Mental Health Forum and recently became a Health Equity Fellow in 2022 with the West Yorkshire Health and Care partnership. He wrote a report on the health and care needs of the Muslim community in Yorkshire as part of his fellowship.
He is also currently a Trustee of Groundwork Yorkshire He has a keen interest in Third Sector development, Health, Third Sector, Spirituality, Faith.
His recent work experience involves working with vulnerable, challenging complex needs young people leaving the care system and Diversity and Inclusion in the NHS.
He is involved in helping Faith Institutions with their Governance and Leadership structures.
He is also keen to see local people participate in processes to add value and a sense of realism.
In his spare time, he likes to read up on Rumi, Al Kindi, Ibn Arabi, Al Ghazali, the mystic Raabia Basri and others.