Doctors of the World UK (DOTW) is pleased to offer leaflets with health and wellbeing information for young refugees and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) and young people (YP) living in the UK. Available in 21 languages, the leaflets were produced in partnership with the British Red Cross (BRC), PositiveNegatives, Transbless Translations, and young people taking part in the BRC’s Refugees and Befriending Project in London.
This project supports young refugees, UASC, and YP to improve their health and wellbeing through increased knowledge, improved confidence, and greater access to health support services. For the past two years, DOTW’s Women and Children’s Clinic Lead, Dr Claire van Nispen tot Pannerden, has been running monthly health and wellbeing workshops with project participants and volunteers, who contributed to the development of the leaflets to support other young people.
The leaflets cover healthy living, mental health, the NHS, and sexual health and are available to download for free in 21 languages: English, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Kurdish, Kurmanji, Malayalam, Oromo, Pashto, Portuguese, Romany, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Tamil, Tigrinya, and Vietnamese.
Please share these resources widely with your networks to ensure young refugees and asylum seekers can make healthy choices and know how to access healthcare in the UK.