Sumaiyah Mohamed is currently a programme coordinator and volunteer coordinator at Club HEAL, a social service that empowers persons in recovery from mental health challenges.
She is the programme coordinator for “Our HEALing Voice” which aims to equip peers to share their stories to inspire others and gain experience in peer mentoring. She also writes for Club HEAL’s publications, such as their books and newsletters.
She has lived experience with schizophrenia and depression. She is currently undergoing training to be a certified peer support specialist. Through her lived experience, she has found a deeper meaning to her purpose in life which is to mutually learn from peers and empower each other towards recovery and resilience.
Sumaiyah is a mother to her beautiful daughter and enjoys writing and journaling, reading, long walks in the park, and drinking warm coffee!
What does it mean to empower service users?
Sumaiyah and Daryl share their experiences of their recovery journey, and how they were empowered to live with dignity. Now, they seek to make a difference to the lives of others in recovery. This sharing allows participants to better appreciate how the larger ecosystem can benefit from empowering service users.