Creative therapeutic groups for separated children in Kent - Refugee Council

Creative therapeutic groups for separated children in Kent

As part of the My View children’s therapy service, the Refugee Council runs creative therapeutic support groups for separated children who are accommodated by Kent.

What we offer

A therapeutic group is a meeting of a small number of separated children that is facilitated by a qualified creative therapist.

Groups meet once a week and involve talking together in a way that is are creative, engaging, supportive, safe and warm.

The groups are designed to instill hope, healing and transformation for separated asylum-seeking children who are or have been through very difficult situations and often encountered multiple traumas in their young lives.

We run some online and some face to face groups (details below).

Our therapist meets all young people on a one to one basis before entering the group to conduct an assessment, explain how the group works and answer any questions.

Who it's for

Separated children and young people (aged 13-21 years) who are seeking asylum and are accommodated by Kent

 Groups currently running:

  • Group at Canterbury College
  • Group at Mid Kent College, Gillingham
  • Group at White Road Community Centre, Rochester
  • Albanian speaking group at Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN)
  • All language group at KRAN
  • Afghan group online (Thursdays, 4.30pm – 5.30pm)
  • Tigrinya speaking girl group online (Tuesdays, 4.30pm – 5.30pm)
  • All language group online

How to join a group

Please note: our referral form changes frequently. To ensure safeguarding requirements are met, we ask that you only use the November 2023 version that is available through the below link.

Referral form

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