‘Perthyn’ (Welsh for ‘Belonging’) – Women’s Refugee and Asylum Seeker Project

This year long project will recruit and train refugee and asylum seeker peer leaders to lead groups themselves which will stimulate conversations that use the English language and other languages to increase emotional literacy, empathy and understanding.

The resilience in refugees and asylum seekers is remarkable, but like any of us who might experience loss and change on a grand scale, it can have a knock-on effect on our emotional wellbeing.  

This year long project has been funded by the Tampon Tax through Mind. In partnership with the British Red Cross in Newport, the Mental Health Foundation have joined forces to recruit and train refugee and asylum seeker peer leaders to lead groups themselves. These groups will stimulate conversations that use the English language and other languages to increase emotional literacy, empathy and understanding. This in turn we hope, will help protect and prevent mental ill health. 

This project closes February 2020. 

For more information, please contact [email protected].