By Dr Abdul Salam, External Affair secretary
By the grace of Allah on the 21st of November, 2019, the Wolverhampton council held a meeting to tackle mental health awareness and loneliness.
Ingenious Smartphones and high speed fibre optic broadband internet have increased connectivity, but have they bought people together?
Thousands of people around the U.K. have no one to speak to, no one to share their stories with, and no one to listen to their problems. This has led to a society that may be well connected, yet recluse and isolated.
The Chatty Café scheme, with over 45 registered businesses, helps people to come together from all walks of life to sit together and connect with one and other.
Ahmadiyya Muslim community is among one of the “businesses” that have signed up for this scheme, with the permission of the local president, every Wednesday from 11:30 am to 01:30pm the Mosque opens its doors for the wider community in order to “Chat”.
The Regional Mayor of West Midlands, was so thankful to the community for being a place of peace and solace where people can socialise and possibly talk about issues that are troubling them.