Other sources of information
These organisations also provide useful information for clients and practitioners.
Coram Children’s Legal Centre provides information and advice. Its website also includes useful information relating to children, young people and the law, and includes a link to a website ‘LawStuff’ with information designed for young people.
The British Psychological Society has developed guidance for psychologists working with refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. Available in summary and extended versions through the society’s website.
The Centre for the Study of Emotion and Law of Royal Holloway University includes on its website a ‘Research Hub’ with resources relating to how emotional responses to adversity, and their interpretation by others may affect fair treatment in legal and other settings.
City of Sanctuary is a network of groups across the UK seeking to build a culture of welcome for people fleeing persecution.
Their website includes a mental health resource pack, a useful and comprehensive introduction to the subject.
King’s College London’s ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health provide a Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Directory for Refugees and Migrants in London. The Directory lists 120 organisations offering services that include social support, family support and legal advice.
Jo Miller and Chris Maloney of Torture ID have written a short guide on ‘Providing care for refugees and people seeking asylum’ for GP Update.
Liverpool John Moores University has an Online Hub with resources for professionals caring for people seeking asylum and refugees.
Right to Remain provides information, resources, training and assistance to help people establish their right to remain, and to challenge injustice in the immigration and asylum system. Their website includes guidance on what constitutes legal advice, and a toolkit with a detailed step by step guide to the UK asylum system. The website is useful for clients as well as professionals.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists has a Working Group on the health of refugees and those seeking asylum.
They have also published information for health and social care professionals on asylum seeker and refugee mental health.
The charity Solace has a website with free resources for professionals including a series of monographs. Solace also offers a clinical service in Yorkshire and Humberside.