Paper People –
Refugee Resilience Collective – whose therapeutic work inspired the ‘Stitch a Tree’ Project
Counterpoint Arts – engaging with refugee and migrants experiences through the arts
For national statistics on asylum
Migration Observatory for facts and public policy
Migrants Rights Network – weekly newsletter with up-to-date policy news and comment
Free Movement – very useful for updates and commentary on immigration and asylum law
International Organisation for Migration – they have interactive maps and inspiring campaigns
City of Sanctuary – a source of information as well as a network of hospitality
UNHCR – Guardians of the Refugee Convention. Resources on refugee law and protection issues as well as the latest figures and statistics
Refugee Council – Founded in 1951, the year of the Refugee Convention – the semi-official lobbying group on refugee issues in the UK.
For information about how to practically support people in Calais.
STAR Network – A network of students campaigning to improve the lives of refugees in the UK
Migrant Voice – giving voice to migrants
Hughes, Gillian. “Finding a voice through ‘The Tree of Life’: A strength-based approach to mental health for refugee children and families in schools” Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry 2014, Vol 19(1) 139–153 © The Author(s) 2013
Interested in doing more to support asylum seekers and refugees?
Here are some ways you can help:
Do you have some spare time?
Otherwise you might like to volunteer at a local support centre for migrants and refugees, such as these ones in London, Bristol, Southampton. There are many more groups across the country doing amazing work that you can join in with.
Want to learn a language?
Try Chatterbox’s language lessons.
Perhaps you could organise a fundraising event – a pub quiz, a clothes swap, a music event, or a sponsored swim, and donate the proceeds to a charity supporting asylum seekers and refugees.