Mental Health and AOD Training Workshop

Working with Muslim Clients and their Families
Monday 13th of March 2023 , Bankstown Knowledge Centre , Sydney, Australia


Men and women from culturally and linguistically diverse communities may be particularly vulnerable and stigmatised due to alcohol and other drug use.


In Australia, little is known regarding the depth and severity of substance use disorders amongst Muslim populations. Knowledge of the cultural and spiritual values of Muslims is critical in providing treatment and care to them. As a result, the care of Muslim clients presents challenges for many providers.


Understanding their values, belief and family system, culture, and community constraints for Muslim clients with substance use issues will assist clinicians and counsellors to deliver culturally appropriate counselling in line with evidence-based practices

Workshop Facilitator

Teguh Syahbahar

Teguh is a Senior Alcohol and other Drugs Clinician (AOD) at Hayat House. Teguh works with adults presenting highly complex issues such as substance use disorders and addictive behaviours.

Teguh facilitates educational workshops on AOD with a particular focus on creating awareness andprevention. Teguh provides support for his clients by helping them develop a better understanding of addictive behaviours so that they can make more informed decisions and create healthier habits along their journey of recovery.

Teguh is passionate about his work and believes he can make an impact of empowering those struggling with substance use disorders to seek treatment and lift the stigma attached to addiction. Teguh obtained his Masters qualification at Sydney University, a Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science at the Australian Catholic University and is currently working towards completing a Masters of Addictive Behaviours at Monash University.