Losing Myself: Mental Health in a Hostile Environment
Episode 1: The Journey
On today’s episode, we are joined by Yeser, a Trustee for the Refugee Buddy Project, and a refugee herself. We discuss the journey people make coming to the UK, the heartbreak of leaving home, and the importance of community and solidarity in the struggle to make a new life here.
The Refugee Buddy Project started out in 2017 as a community group to welcome people who had recently arrived in Hastings and the surrounding area who were seeking refuge and safety. They are a registered charity supporting over 25 families through buddying, advocacy and financial and emotional support.
About Migrants Organise:
Migrants Organise is a platform for refugees and migrants to organise for power, dignity and justice to enable meaningful inclusion and integration. We combine advice and support for individuals affected by the hostile environment immigration policies with community organising, advocacy, research and campaigning to help dismantle structural racism.
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