Mariam Baraky, Community Advocate

Mariam joined the Paiwand team in 2017 as a volunteer. She now works as a community adocate, advising people on issues such as housing, debt and welfare.

Hawa Osman, Counsellor

Hawa is Paiwand’s  resident counsellor and qualified  clinical supervisor. She supports our community with issues including depression and anxiety through ‘talking therapies.

Dr. Ghulam Farooq, Mental Health Project Manager

Dr. Ghulam Farooq joined Paiwand in 2013 as Mental Health Advocate and began working as Paiwand’s Mental Health Advocacy Project Manager in April 2014. He has developed and delivers the mental health service, with the aim of improving the mental health of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants who have experienced trauma.

Almira Hussain, Advocacy Project Manager

Almira is Paiwand’s Senior Advocacy Project Manager. She’s responsible for delivering our information and advice service and overseeing a team of brilliant community advocate volunteers.