Ghafaria Khan is a Specialist Mentor and has a postgraduate membership with the British Psychological Society. She started of her career as an entrepreneur and was interested in the finance and accounting sector. However, her own lived experience of mild depression made her curious about the fragility and complex relationship between the human mind, brain, behaviour and the environment. Whilst looking after her own family with four children, she obtained a BSc Honours degree in Psychology and completed her Masters in Mental health studies at King’s College London.
This course covered in depth common mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, eating disorder, psychosis and autism. Also, she understands how medication and psychological therapies can enhance people’s live experience. Ghafaria is an active member in her local community groups, which support women by educating and empowering them. Moreover she is continuously striving to remove the stigma that is attached to mental health.
Ghafaria’s role as a ‘Specialist Mentor’ allows her to meet weekly with students based in London Universities. Whereby, she provides them warm and caring support, teaches valuable tools and techniques to enhance their academic journey.