Welcome: Refugee Week 2014 #Iwelcomerefugees

This week is Refugee Week and we are excited to see that @scotrefcouncil  have an impressive programme of events lined up.

We know that people from asylum seeker and refugee communities have disproportionately high rates of mental health problems, for all sorts of reasons. We also know that feeling part of a community and being connected with other people is one of the best ways to improve your mental wellbeing.

That’s why we’re so happy to see that this year’s theme is “Welcome.” We really can’t think of a better word to sum up the feeling of being included.  Whether you are a refugee or asylum seeker or you’re just looking for a good day out, you’re sure to find something that suits you from the programme of over 120 events happening this week.

Here’s some of our favourites:

  • Gaylidh- June 27, Unity, Glasgow ( programme p19)
    An evening of live music, country dancing and food to celebrate the inclusion of LGBT asylum seekers and refugees.
  • What home means- The Arches, Glasgow (programme p23)
    An exhibition exploring what home means to individuals, set within a “home” setting.



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