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.