Women's and Men's Groups

The groups provide space for men and women to work with people of the same gender and share thoughts and feelings they may otherwise struggle with alone. The trauma leading to seeking asylum and the pressure of waiting for an asylum decision can significantly affect the mental health of mothers and fathers. Often partners will try to hide their anxieties and difficulties from each other to avoid adding to their stress. The groups provide the opportunity to share and off-load and to feel understood by others in a similar position. 

The groups also provide the chance for men and women to choose and take part in shared activities on the land in the spring, summer and autumn, and under cover in the winter.