Sheffield and South Yorkshire
Solace is part of the SPRING (Sheffield Project for Refugee Integration and Growth) project which is an EU funded partnership between 6 organisations delivering support to refugees from the point at which they get leave to remain. Working together the partners help refugees overcome the many barriers they face in settling and flourishing in the UK.
Partners are Voluntary Action Sheffield, (providing opportunities to volunteer and gain employment skills and experience), Citizens Advice Sheffield, (immigration and general advice for benefits and wider issues), Savte, (learning and improving English language) City of Sanctuary Sheffield, (providing a one stop shop at the Sanctuary in Chapel Walk for a safe place to access support, social opportunities, advice and refreshments.) Sheffield City Council (providing advice and support for housing issues).
Referrals to Solace can be made via any of these partners who will assess which parts of the project can help, and refer to Solace for wellbeing support as part of a package of holistic care for the person referred.
Please note that to access this project people must live in Sheffield and have refugee status.
Solace can also support asylum seekers throughout South Yorkshire as part of our Mental Health Covid Response Project. Refer here
Stress Management Group
Our therapist runs a stress management group each week to help people learn coping techniques to cope with whatever anxiety or distress they are facing. At the moment this group is run via zoom, and is available to any asylum seeker or refugee in South Yorkshire. The group is primarily experiential, where participants can copy techniques demonstrated by the therapist so only basic English will be required. The therapist will contact anyone who is referred to the group (with an interpreter if necessary) to discuss the group and what to expect. We understand that working on zoom can be difficult and we can provide data top ups for anyone who doesn’t have access to wifi.
The therapist also has some limited capacity for short term one to one sessions. Please phone Fiona on 07485098689 to discuss current capacity.