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Through our work we dismantle the health and wellbeing inequalities people seeking sanctuary face

It is well documented that people seeking sanctuary face multiple health inequalities.

In 2020, Public Health England found that structural racism and discrimination contributed to the higher death rates during the pandemic seen in Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

But these inequalities have been here long before the pandemic. People seeking sanctuary are more likely to experience stress and poor mental health and wellbeing due to the trauma they have experienced and the uncertainty they face during the asylum process. 

Our work aims to redress the balance and create more equitable opportunities for the people we work with.

Maternity Care

We're working in partnership with the NHS, the Longside Primary Care Network and the Caribbean and African Health Network to reduce maternity health inequalities in Manchester.

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Wellbeing and mindfulness tools

We worked with over 35 women in culturally specific groups to develop mindfulness and wellbeing tools. These resources are available for anyone experiencing difficulties to make use of them in their daily lives.

Menopause project

We're creating a comfortable and friendly space for women from sanctuary-seeking backgrounds to talk about their reproductive health with GPs and medical professionals 

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Fitness Fridays

We worked with Women Asylum Seekers Together (WAST) to deliver creative movement and fitness sessions to give women in the asylum process a break from their daily stressors.

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