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Family Refugee Support Project (FRSP)

Service for asylum seekers and refugees living in exile having survived trauma and persecution. 

It provides therapeutic work with families – adults and children. Work in a garden is integral to our therapeutic work.

Clients find healing through the therapeutic use of horticulture. Practical support and signposting to other services helps clients gain independence through engagement in education, employment and integration with the host community.

Peer mentors will run weekly men’s and women’s groups for project families, helping vulnerable parents to draw strength from sharing concerns with others who had similar traumatic experiences. Peer mentors will also lead awareness-raising community events and liaise with other service providers to promote access to mainstream services for families.

Clients will receive the following once accepted on the programme:

  • Access to land for between one and three years
  • Weekly counselling whilst working on the land
  • Access to a horticultural advice and guidance
  • Access to a support worker to help with practical issues (this includes; support in securing legal advice, education and training, benefits and asylum support issues)
  • Training as a peer mentor, and volunteer experience (optional once therapy has ended)

Additional Information

Council Area
What areas of the city is this for?
People from anywhere in the city
What groups of people is this for?
Asylum seekers and refugees
People with mental health issues
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When is this service open?
Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm
How can I access this service?
Referrals accepted from GP / other health professionals. You can also refer yourself but the organisation will need to speak to health professionals you are in contact with. Phone for further information.

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