At the Asylum and Refugee Clinic (ARC), we provide essential mental health support for all children and young people who have arrived in the UK unaccompanied and are seeking asylum in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
We aim to strengthen children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. To do this, we bring together all the adults around them to understand the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and how to best support them.
The support we offer helps children and young people understand and alleviate the distress they are experiencing. We also work with the carers and professionals in their network to have the best understanding of the impacts of PTSD.