Exploring how hope and resilience can be fostered in refugee communities
Our Clinical Psychology Unit will mark the beginning of Refugee Week with its conference 'Hope and Resilience for Refugees and Asylum Seekers' on 19 June. The conference will feature Shami Chakrabarti, the director of Liberty (The National Council for Civil Liberties), as its keynote speaker.
Funded by the East Midlands Strategic Health Authority, and organised by a range of local refugee and voluntary organisations, the event will examine human rights, approaches to justice in psychological therapy, and building solidarity in the voluntary and statutory sector.
The director of Liberty will be joined by Liz Page, UK Director of the South Eastern territory of the British Red Cross; Nazek Ramadan, Director of Migrant Voices and founder of first London refugee paper New Londoners; and Matt Carr, journalist and author of two books. Filmmaker Sandra Madi will attend a screening of her film Nahr el-Bared… Detention Camp.
It will take place at the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre on 19 June 2012, from 9.00am to 4.30pm. A free lunch is available. Entrance is £20 for the waged, £10 for students and free for the unwaged or refugees. The majority of the fee will go towards a destitution fund for asylum seekers.
To book a place contact Carl Gudgeon on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0116 223 1639.