East of England Wellbeing Service - WW4RI Project - Refugee Council

East of England Wellbeing Service – WW4RI Project

The funding for the WW4RI Therapeutic Service is coming to an end in December 2023 and therefore we cannot accept new referrals as we are currently winding down the service 

 

Refugee Council’s East of England Wellbeing Service is part of a wider AMIF-funded programme supporting refugees across the region with wellbeing, employment and ESOL skills.

The Wellbeing Stream is delivered by Refugee Council across Hertfordshire and Essex, as well as in Cambridge, Peterborough and Luton. Delivered by qualified and experienced psychological therapists, the service offers a safe and confidential space for refugee adults, families and separated & unaccompanied children to access wellbeing support, with a view to increasing resilience and confidence, and improving pathways into wider training and employment opportunities.

What we offer

For Adults (all locations)

  • Individual therapy sessions
  • Psycho-educational workshops on stress and wellbeing/ self-care
  • Mental health advocacy for specialist referrals
  • Supported referrals to WW4RI employment & skills courses and local community activities

For Separated & Unaccompanied Children (all locations)

  • Individual therapy sessions
  • Creative and drama therapy groups
  • Outreach psycho-social groups in partnership with FE colleges and local charities
  • Supported referrals to WW4RI employment & skills courses and local community activities (as appropriate)

For Families (Hertfordshire-specific service)

  • Systemic one-to-one or family support with stress, parenting, family dynamics
  • Psycho-educational workshops on requested topics e.g. parenting, women’s health
  • Mental health advocacy for specialist referrals
  • Supported referrals to WW4RI employment & skills courses and local community activities

Who it’s for

  • Refugee adults and families with children (asylum-route, VPRS, VCRS and Gateway)
  • Separated children seeking asylum

Please bring a BRP or Home Office Letter as proof of eligibility to access this service.  This includes:

  • Refugee Status
  • Humanitarian Protection
  • ILR (Settlement)
  • DLR (over 12 months – as result of asylum claim)
  • Resettled refugees and Family Reunion.

How to access this service

Please contact us via the email below. Your enquiry should clearly specify eligibility and that you wish to make a referral for one of the services and locations listed above.