Open Forum Events are once again hosting the Supporting Refugees and Asylum Seekers national conference in Manchester on December 5th. Mayden is extremely privileged to be attending the event as exhibitors, where delegates will receive updates on the current challenges facing refugees and asylum seekers and the UK migration system.
The agenda will feature a line up of expert speakers, to provide updates on the current situation, share professional best practice on supporting asylum seekers with their mental health and depict lived experience. Interactive question and answer panels will allow for further discussion, with networking opportunities available throughout the day.
Numbers are limited so do book your place today:
“Refugees and asylum seekers can have complex health needs. These may be influenced by experiences prior to leaving their home country, during transit or after arrival in the UK. Holistic and person-centred care is essential to support resilience and help them adapt to life in the UK” – Dr Fiona Watson, GP, Hawthorn Medical Centre
Asylum Seekers and Mental Health:
A survey by the Refugee Council in England found that 61% of asylum seekers experience serious mental illness and they are five times more likely to have mental health needs than the general UK population.
We are proud that iaptus, Mayden’s digital care record for psychological therapy services, is currently supporting the Family Refugee Support Project (FRSP) in Liverpool, across three of their four services.
FRSP has been providing psychotherapy to refugees and people seeking asylum in the North West for twenty years. Therapy is provided in a holistic way, alongside support in the form of signposting, information sessions and individual coaching to help integration into UK life. FRSP staff have extensive experience and specialist training in working with people from other cultures and those who have experienced trauma.
iaptus supports FRSP’s Wigan-based services, Seeds of Recovery and Spinning World, both funded by Greater Manchester Integrated Care Board (ICB). Seeds of Recovery is a first intervention service, offering urgent short-term therapy to newly arrived people seeking asylum and mental health support. Spinning World offers long term counselling for adults as part of NHS Talking Therapies, for anxiety and depression programme.
FRSP works with both individual adults and families. They also use iaptus to manage their original service, Grow Your Own Future, which supports asylum seekers who have at least one child under the age of 18. Clients receive 1-2-1 counselling and during their time with the core project they are given a piece of land to cultivate and tend. FRSP provides this service in their therapy garden and allotment sites, providing safe and calm places to enable the healing process.
Support for your psychological therapy service:
iaptus is the leading digital care record for psychological therapies in the UK and is used by over 200 mental health services across public, private and voluntary sectors. Holding over 7 million patient records, iaptus has approximately 40,000 users across adult psychological therapy services and children and young people’s mental health services, including those seeking asylum and mental health services in the UK.