Who is Six Degrees?

Six Degrees is an initiative created by Podium to respond to the growing prevalence of mental health challenges amongst Muslim youth.

Our Name

Our name is a reference to the ‘six degrees of separation,’ a theory which hypothesises that everyone in the world is connected through a chain of six people.

Insha’Allah (God Willing), through chains of people, we hope to reach all Muslims in the community who may need help, and guide them to the support they require.

Vision

To instigate a paradigm shift in the Muslim community’s attitude towards mental health through community-led programmes that create a safe space for Muslims to discuss mental health.
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    Mission

    Developing an expansive, evidence-based psychological framework that centralises the Islamic perspective.

    Increasing community understanding of mental health challenges faced by Muslim youth by utilising the holistic framework mentioned earlier.

    Connecting individuals experiencing mental ill-health with a peer-initiated support network.

    Referring these individuals to the appropriate mental health services and resources.

    Acknowledgement of Country
    Six Degrees acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and waters of Australia and pay respect to all elders past and present. We acknowledge that sovereignty has never ceded.
    About Us
    Six Degrees is an initiative of Podium, a non-profit Muslim youth organisation organised by the youth for the youth in metropolitan Melbourne.

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