• Support to asylum seekers & refugees

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Solace is a Leeds’ based charity which provides psychotherapy and support to the survivors of persecution and exile living in the Yorkshire and Humber region, many of whom have been traumatised by torture, rape, the death or disappearance of loved ones and often combinations of all of these and other atrocities.

Our team of skilled practitioners provide life improving, and sometimes life saving support to asylum seekers and refugees across the county.
We provide professional support including one to one therapy, group stress management sessions, pain management and complementary therapies.


Solace is a truly multicultural place to work where English is just one of many languages spoken. At the reception desk alone, clients are greeted in any one of the five languages spoken by our receptionists.  Between the staff we speak more than 15 languages. Some of us have picked up smatterings of other languages simply because we hear them every day.

Making an attempt to say something in our clients’ languages makes them feel welcome and above all, safe – all good for mental health.  Even when our attempts at speaking a language are very basic, we manage to raise a smile and smiling is good for well-being.

At Solace we treat people as human beings, not as Home Office numbers, customer reference numbers, post codes, or the first line of their address.

About Solace

Providing Mental Health Support for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the Yorkshire and Humber Region

Since 2004 Solace has developed wide ranging expertise on how best to improve the wellbeing and mental health of refugees and asylum seekers and we are acknowledged as the leading specialist provider of therapeutic services for refugees regionally.


We value gifts of all size

Solace would not exist without financial support. By donating to Solace, you are, of course, helping the hundreds of clients we help.

Projects & Partners

Staff, trustee, & interpreter

Our core activity is providing psychotherapy to refugees and asylum seekers in Yorkshire and the Humber regions. In 2018/19, we provided over 3,300 hours of therapy to 250 people

Training & Expertise

In house training for your team

Our training is designed to fit your needs, and can include any of the following, tailored to the needs of your staff.

The difference we make

The social impact of our work

At Solace, we are not afraid to ask ourselves difficult questions. We consider why we do what we do, and what difference we make to individual lives with the resources that are available to us.

Therapy & Referral

How it works

At Solace we begin the first session by explaining what we offer and working with each person to decide if the therapy we offer is suitable for them.