My View Children's Therapy - Refugee Council

My View Children’s Therapy

Therapeutic service for unaccompanied children

Please note: Our offices are currently closed, but we are continuing to provide support by phone and online. 

UPDATE 08/06/2021: Please see below for our current service availability in London and the regions.

NEW SERVICE: MY VIEW REMOTE: We are delighted to announce the launch of our new project, My View Remote, which offers up to 12 sessions of 1:1 therapeutic support – either online or by telephone. This service is available to separated/unaccompanied children and young people aged under 18, and who live in a region of England not covered by our offices in Kent, London, Leeds or Birmingham. For more information or to request a referral form, please contact MyView.Regional@refugeecouncil.org.uk. 

In order to maintain and develop the efficacy of our therapy model, the entire My View National service is now undergoing a large-scale evaluation. Please note that all referrals are subject to randomisation, and assigned to either treatment or a control group. In either situation, clients will be offered therapeutic support in line with our usual waiting times; some clients will be seen earlier.

  • London (Croydon and Stratford): Accepting new referrals.
  • Birmingham: Accepting new referrals.
  • Kent: Accepting new referrals.
  • Leeds: Accepting new referrals.
  • Remote: Accepting new referrals.

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 My View is a children’s therapy service, a safe, confidential place for young people to get well-being support. That can be through talking or doing creative work individually, or through group therapeutic support.

“I did not have any hope when I first came here. I was thinking to harm myself but you have supported me and gave me education to myself. I feel confidence and you have given me so much. Thank you so much!”

What we offer

We provide:

  • Individual therapy sessions
  • Creative and Dramatherapy groups
  • Gardening Therapy
  • Psycho-social groups
  • Psychoeducational workshops
  • Regular training and workshops for other professionals working with separated child refugees
  • Capacity building for local authorities to address the specific needs of young refugees

Who it's for

  • Children (11-17 years old) who are in the UK without their families, and who are refugees or seeking asylum
  • The service is available in Birmingham, Kent, Leeds, London (Stratford and Croydon) and remotely

How to access this service

  To request a referral form or if you have a query, please contact:

  • For Stratford or Croydon - MyView@refugeecouncil.org.uk
  • For Kent, Leeds, Birmingham or Remote - MyView.Regional@refugeecouncil.org.uk