The children and young people we work with have experienced multiple traumatic events. Many have experienced persecution, exploitation, violence, torture, abuse and displacement.
They often have multiple experiences of grief, often as a result of war, including witnessing the deaths of family members. Young people seeking asylum also experience grief and loss through; the loss of their home and country, their family, friends and pets left behind, their culture, their religious and spiritual community, and a loss of their sense of self as they start a new life in a new country.
Unaccompanied young people’s multiple experiences of loss understandably result in trauma, anxiety and stress symptoms. We support young people in culturally appropriate ways so they can name and acknowledge their feelings associated with grief in a safe space.
The Wellbeing Project is in partnership with the NHS Glasgow Psychological Trauma Service (the Anchor). It provides therapeutic and psychoeducational groups, activities and workshops, including Allies (a 10-week group programme), sleep groups, art groups, relationship and sexual health groups, and 1:1 support.
Please contact our Mental Health Coordinators: Alexis Wright and Lorna New, for more information.