Refugee Stories Training

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.

Refugee Stories Training

For media and other professionals who would like to work ethically and effectively with refugees and asylum seekers to tell their stories.

Refugee Radio have collaborated with the refugee community in Sussex to bring our unique skill sets and knowledge to produce high quality training package aimed at media and other professionals working with the vulnerable migrant community.

This training is delivered by a member of the Refugee Radio team, 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 has been designed by and will also be co-delivered by people with lived experience of the immigration system.  Our course prepares participants to work ethically with the refugee community to help their voices to be heard.

What are the aims of the training?

  • Learn to tell stories with people, not just stories about people
  • Sharing trust and control with the refugee community
  • Bring Trauma-Informed principles to your storytelling
  • Raise awareness of the “refugee narrative” pitfall

What are the teaching methods?

The session combines various teaching methods, including:

  • Video clips
  • Audio clips
  • Practice and discussion

Learning outcomes for training participants

  • The case for participation and ethnical storytelling
  • How to produce content in partnership with the community
  • Avoiding exploitation
  • Dealing with traumatic memories and retraumatisation
  • Understand the role of the Home Office in constructing the “refugee narrative”
  • Moving beyond heroes and villains
  • Cultural understandings of memory and heritage

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.