Zainab Hussnain

Zainab Hussnain

Zainab Hussnain

What is my role for Let’s Talk?

I am the Mental Health Project Worker for Young People at Let’s Talk.

What is my relevant experience?

I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in Psychology. I have also completed the COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills. Previously, I have worked as a Children and Young People’s Worker, providing 1-1 emotional support, practical support and organised activities for those who have suffered domestic abuse, honour-based violence, FGM, and forced marriage. I have also worked closely with autistic children in a special school and was a Beaver’s Leader for the Scouts Association. I have also advocated for and organised events for BME and wider communities. Occasionally, I also run local tour guides and engage with families around the world and show them around Edinburgh.

What I like to do when I’m not working?

I love going on hikes, exploring new places and travelling. I am currently experimenting with art, as I love painting and making things. I am a big foodie, I love nachos, and love trying out new food places. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, socialising, watching Netflix and listening to music. I also like volunteering, organising and attending spiritual events and retreats. I love photography and use this to connect with nature by going on walks. I am also a massive shopaholic!

What are my skills/qualities?

We used Johari’s Window which is a method to explore our qualities. We asked friends, family, colleagues, and young people to tell us what they think too. Here is mine:

Known to selfNot known to self
Known to othersArena
 
Caring.
Independent.
Blind Spot
 
Able.
Brave.
Dependable.
Energetic.
Giving.
Idealistic.
Loving.
Observant.
Patient.
Reflective.
Spontaneous.
Sympathetic.
Trustworthy.
Warm.
Not known to othersFaçade
 
Accepting.
Calm.
Friendly.
Kind.
Not known
 
Adaptable. Bold. Cheerful. Clever. Complex. Confident. Dignified. Extroverted. Happy. Helpful. Ingenious. Intelligent. Introverted. Knowledgeable. Logical. Mature. Modest. Nervous. Organised. Powerful. Proud. Quiet. Relaxed. Religious. Responsive. Searching. Self-Assertive. Self-Conscious Sensible. Sentimental. Shy Silly. Tense. Wise. Witty.