Past Events

Squiggle Foundation Online event- Responding to the needs of people seeking asylum 

Thursday 12 January 2023, 1.30-3.00 PM GMT

Dr Julia Nelki & Dr Alison Summers, discussing their work with children, families and adults who are seeking asylum.


The future of medical evidence in asylum cases - Book launch and discussion

Thursday 17 November 2022 6.30-8.15pm


Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ

To launch this important and timely new book ‘Seeking Asylum and Mental Health’, the editors Chris Maloney, Julia Nelki and Alison Summers will be joined in conversation by leading asylum lawyers Stephanie Harrison KC, Joint Head of Garden Court Chambers and Ronan Toal of Garden Court Chambers. They will explore some of the key themes from the book, and focus discussion on the future role of medical evidence in asylum cases, in the context of changes made by the Nationality and Borders Act 2022 and the new Istanbul Protocol.

The evening aims to further a creative dialogue and ongoing links between the legal and healthcare professions.


Seeking Asylum and Mental Health - 'More than a Book Launch Event'

Thursday 6 October 2022 at 6.30-8pm 

Rethink Rebuild Society, First Floor, Discovery House, Crossley Rd, Levenshulme, Manchester SK4 5BH

We will explore issues affecting people seeking asylum, and refugees, including:

  • How professionals and others can make a difference, even with limited resources,
  • How well-intentioned attempts to help might cause harm
  • How what clinicians write can affect asylum decisions, and people’s futures

This event is for anyone interested in the welfare and wellbeing of people seeking asylum - in particular those working in health, social care and the law.

This event is FREE, but please register to help us know how many attendees to expect. One ticket option is donation to support those who wish to buy the book but may not afford to do so.