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Welcome Wednesdays in Bristol
23rd February 2017
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Sarah Robinson from Art Refuge UK explains why they are working with Creative Youth Network to launch a brand new pilot project for young refugees in Bristol.

In the past five years, 527 refugee children were seen by specialist health professionals for their first medical and wellbeing assessment at The Haven, a ‘first stop’ clinic for newly arrived asylum seekers in Bristol.

Our City of Sanctuary’s young refugee population is growing, with a significant number of young people finding themselves in the care system and also attempting to navigate their way through education, legal, social and cultural frameworks.

Building upon fifteen months of research, discussion and collaboration with local voluntary organisation and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health team (NHS CAMHS) and we’re teaming up with Creative Youth Network to extend their established ‘Welcome Wednesdays’ into an afternoon session of art, art therapy and CYN led activities of sports, games and individual advice on their issues.

Sessions will run every Wednesday afternoon from 22nd February until the 31st May.

Please consider supporting this new project so that we can extend our offer past the end of the pilot. Every amount helps us to deliver much needed front-line services.

For more information visit:

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