Anne Burghgraef, Gill Martin, Jeff Morgan & Gill Newman
Mental Health Resource Pack

This resource pack will help you understand the circumstances of refugees and asylum seekers’ lives and how these circumstances affect their emotional wellbeing. It is designed to give you a real understanding of the lives of asylum seekers and refugees. Finally, we hope to encourage you to help asylum seekers and refugees in any way you can, which will, in turn, help maintain or improve their mental health.

This pack will also help you understand why people flee their country and help you develop an understanding of the journeys that asylum seekers undertake, which can be, and often are, very frightening. As people flee their countries at very different stages of life, either on their own or with others, we will look at a number of key issues which can impact on health and wellbeing. You will also find resources to further our understanding and support of refugees with mental health difficulties, along with information about how an organisation which wants to be proactive in supporting refugees can gain a Mental Health award from the City of Sanctuary.