Introduction to Working with Refugees and Asylum Seekers

We have worked with refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants since 2008 and have run a weekly mental health support group since 2011.

We provide a casework and advocacy service, working in partnership with Brighton Therapy Centre to provide trauma therapy.

Introduction to Working with Refugees and Asylum Seekers

For anyone in charities or the public sector who would like to work positively with this community

This training is delivered by a member of the Refugee Radio team who is an expert in refugee issues, and by someone who has personal lived experience of going through the asylum system themselves.

To register your interest please enter your information in the enquiry form and we will be in touch.

Your privacy is our priority. We will never sell or share your information.

Course Content

The training content is based on our book, Refugee Heritage, and a copy will be provided to each person attending the training. The book captures the voices and stories of dozens of refugees and asylum seekers we have worked with, covering their experiences of fleeing their home country and seeking asylum in the UK immigration system.

In the training session we will go on a journey from the country of origin, through the trauma and difficulties that force people to seek sanctuary elsewhere, the dangerous journey to the UK and the problems faced after arriving and trying to build a new home.

What are the aims of the training?

  • Increase knowledge of issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers
  • Understand rights and entitlements
  • Ensure equality of access to services when working with vulnerable migrant communities.

What are the teaching methods?

The session combines various teaching methods, including:

  • Video clips
  • Audio clips
  • Practice and discussion

Learning outcomes for training participants

  • Who are the refugee and vulnerable migrant groups in the local area
  • The difference between refugees, asylum seekers and other kinds of migrants
  • Terminology, rights and entitlements
  • The immigration process and its impact
  • Refugees’ thoughts and experiences on accessing services
  • How and when to use interpreters.

We are not coming here to see the beautiful view. Refugees or asylum seekers they come here with a big problem. If they didn’t have problem they will stay in their home.

Amin, Syria

We are able to make a tailored training package to suit your organisation.  To discuss your requirements for bespoke training please contact us.

To register your interest in our training please enter the following information and we will be in touch.

Your privacy is our priority. We will never sell or share your information.