Mosaic is delighted to announce Dr Haseena Lockhat as the new chairman of our West Midlands Regional Leadership Group. Mosaic’s operations in each region are overseen by a Regional Leadership Group (RLG), comprising senior figures from that region who support Mosaic’s work and volunteer their time in support of our programmes. Haseena was previously a member of the RLG, having been involved with Mosaic since its inception in 2007.
Dr Haseena Lockhat works as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist for the NHS. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manchester. Her current portfolio includes being an Executive Committee Member at the Asian Business Chamber of Commerce (ABCC); Partner at the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC); Specialist Advisor to the Care Quality Commission (CQC); and supervisor and trainer at Approachable Parenting, where she had helped to develop and deliver niche parenting programs for marginalised communities.
Haseena has helped to set up and supports various healthcare and educational charitable projects in the third world. She is regarded as a leading figure both in the UK and internationally on healthcare issues relating to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Her publications include the acclaimed book ‘Female Genital Mutilation: Treating the Tears’ which culminated from ground-breaking research that she carried out investigating the psychological effects of FGM.
On her appointment as chair, Haseena said: “It is an honour to take on the role of RLG Chair for Mosaic West Midlands. I have been involved with Mosaic since its launch in 2007 and I am immensely proud of the impact it has in this region. As a Clinical Psychologist, I believe so completely in the power of positive thinking as a means of empowering and changing the lives of individuals. I continue to be touched and inspired by the very real difference that mentoring can make to the lives of young people growing up in communities where the odds are so stacked against them.
With the help and support of my RLG and Mosaic colleagues, I look forward to continuing the work of my predecessors, in galvanising support not only from school and communities across the region, but most importantly, from mentors without whom these positive outcomes would not be possible.”