Dr Aamina Ali
Muslim Wellbeing Team Leader
Languages: English, Hindi
Tēnā koutou katoa.
Ka tū au ki te tuku mihi ki a koutou.
Ko Maungarei te maunga.
Ko Tamaki te awa.
Ko Abdul Rahim Rasheed ko Khatoon Rasheed ko Basarat Ali ko Rehmat Ali ōku kaumātua.
Ko Moveena Rasheed tōku whaea.
Ko Amjad Ali tōku matua.
Ko Aamina Ali tōku ingoa.
Nō Fiji au.
Kei Tāmaki Makaurau tōku kāinga.
Nō reira tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou,
tēnā koutou katoa.
Assalamualaikum, Kia ora koutou,
My name is Aamina Ali, I am originally from Tāmaki Makaurau and moved to Ōtautahi at the beginning of the year to join the Muslim Wellbeing Ōtautahi team. I am of Fijian Indian descent and was born in the beautiful city of Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and have spent the last few years working with young people and their whānau at a child and adolescent community mental health service in Tāmaki Makaurau. Prior to that, I was a high school teacher and school guidance counsellor.
I completed by doctorate research on the stressors and coping mechanisms of Kiwi Muslim youth, focusing on a systemic perspective to further understand the underlying causes of stress and distress for Muslim youth in Aotearoa. I am passionate about mental health, and community health and wellbeing.
I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work and grow alongside the Muslim community in Ōtautahi and to serve under the guidance of a kaupapa Māori service.