The Hope service helps asylum seekers, refugees and victims of trafficking who have experienced trauma in adulthood and have a primary diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The people we support have often experienced multiple traumas in their home country and on their journey to the UK. They may face other practical challenges, for example unstable housing, poverty and discrimination.
The care pathway within the service involves Moving On After Trauma (MOAT) groups and one-to-one specialist trauma-focused psychological support.
We also provide wellbeing initiatives, such as a walking group and art group. These are run by our recovery coordinators, working with voluntary sector partners where possible.
We work closely with Bristol Refugee Rights, Borderlands, Mind and Unseen to ensure our service users receive specialist support across their different needs.
The Hope Service is available for asylum seekers and refugees from the age of 16 years and above. Some may have an asylum application in process or they may have settled status.
We receive referrals from VITA Minds (IAPT), or secondary mental health services including AWP Triage or CAMHS.
Your GP can help you access these services, or you can self-refer to VITA Minds by calling 0333 200 1893 and asking for an interpreter if needed.