What we do
We provide psychotherapy to refugees and asylum seekers across Yorkshire and the Humber regions. Our specialist practitioners provide talking therapy through interpreters trained in this unique setting.
We support displaced people living with the effects of trauma and persecution. Across the region we work with individuals, families and children. As well as talking therapy, we provide group stress management sessions and a programme of pain management. Enabling individuals and families to access and stay with this support can take extra lengths, understanding, experience and skill – which is what makes Solace so unique.
Our main office is in Leeds, but our services cover Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale, as well as outreach support throughout Yorkshire and the Humber region for children and families.
We have two full-time and twenty part-time or sessional therapists, plus a small number of volunteer and placement therapists who carry out the work.
In recent years, we have provided over 3,000 hours of therapy to more than 250 people year on year.
Working during Coronavirus restrictions
Following government restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic, our team are working from home. Therapy is taking place by phone or video call and we are continuing to check in with people regularly who we know need a little extra support.
We continue to make progress with our waiting list, particularly in Leeds and Bradford where we have experienced consistently high demand.
The administration team continue to monitor the phones from home during office hours, and our firstname.lastname@example.org email is managed as usual.
Want to know more About Solace?
In this 12 minute film Solace’s Clinical Director Anne Burghgraef talks about how Solace was established, and the work that we do.
For more information, call the Solace office on 01134878360.