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Our Wellbeing Project is designed with and by the refugees and asylum seekers we work with.

We provide a culturally sensitive and trauma-informed service in English and Arabic for clients who have experienced trauma in their home countries, on the journey here and since arriving in the UK. We recognise that after arriving in the UK many people face cultural, linguistic, financial and practical barriers to settling into their new communities and we want to support our clients in that transition. We provide one-to-one counselling and life coaching to help clients find the solutions they need to settle into life in the UK. 

We run three weekly online peer-to-peer support groups; for Arabic speakers, for women and a mixed group for all. The support groups focus on wellbeing and overcoming any problems you might be experiencing before or since arriving in the UK. To join a group, register through the link below.


This is alongside our long-standing and very popular 'Tea & Talk' session, where participants join to play games and make friends in an informal atmosphere.

Our Wellbeing Coordinator, Manal
Wellbeing Meeting
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Manal & Cathy, our counsellors
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wellbeing champions

In 2022 we are developing a bespoke programme of free wellbeing trainings delivered to refugees and asylum seekers in our community in English, Arabic and Farsi. These are focused on building resilience and navigating life in the UK, on topics identified through consultations with our community. Candidates who complete all three modules will graduate as Wellbeing Champions and will be supported in sharing their learnings with with their communities.


For more information, to offer your support or to express interest in becoming a Wellbeing Champion, please get in touch.

get in touch

To access our Wellbeing services, offer your support as a volunteer or to discuss therapeutic collaboration, please get in touch with Manal on wellbeing@conversationoverborders.orgWe are particularly keen to connect with volunteers with lived experience of displacement or with proficiency in Arabic, Farsi, Pashto or Kurdish.