New date: 

Saturday, 4th December

3pm - 4.30pm

Fundraising concert in aid of TFSW

therapeutic support for refugees

 

Je Veux Vivre

Songs in Celebration of life and love

 

Evelyn Strasburger, Soprano

Charles Wiffen, piano

A concert of music by Puccini, Gournod, Vivaldi, Rachmaninoff, Barber,

Vaughan Williams, Bolcom and Britten

(Doors open at 2.30pm)
St Peter’s Church, Englishcombe
Bath, BA2 9DU

Tickets are free from Eventbrite

Tea and cakes will be sold after the concert with COVID precautions

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Free recipe book
or
pack of cards

for orders over £50 

Our waiting list for clients is presently closed

For only the second time in our 20 year history, we have had to close our waiting list.  We are planning to open it again in 2022.  

OUR VISION

​Our charitable purpose is to:

  • To make provisions which help towards improving the mental health of refugees and asylum seekers and others traumatised by war and conflict
     

  • To understand and to promote understanding in those affected by war, conflict and persecution by providing psychotherapeutic interventions for those thus affected
     

  • Providing supervision and training for staff in Tfsw and other agencies and charities in Bristol
     

  • To mount conferences and other events which promote an understanding of the effects of war on individuals and peoples globally

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Our main focus is therapeutic

But we feel that it is important to provide some practical assistance for our clients who find dealing with British officials difficult and puzzling.  For instance, we signpost to other agencies and sometimes we need to extend our usual role by helping with letters from officials and writing expert reports to doctors, lawyers, tribunals, housing officers, job centres etc.

Asylum seekers and refugees often present with complex needs as a result of past traumatic experiences including the after-effects of torture, rape, violent incidents, loss of family members, home, culture, lack of recognition in society, and concern about loved ones left at home or missing.

Once in the host country, clients often suffer from high levels of anxiety about the complex asylum process in the UK. They worry about accommodation, money, education, access to legal advice, detention, fear of deportation or destitution and homelessness.