Baobab Centre For Young Survivors In Exile

Baobab Centre For Young Survivors In Exile

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Baobab Centre For Young Survivors In Exile

The Baobab Centre is a therapeutic community providing psychotherapy and practical support to children, adolescents and young adults who are young survivors of extreme violence, trafficking or rape and who have been compelled to leave their own country to seek safety in exile.

Most are alone in the UK having lost parents and siblings in war and political violence. All live with profound trauma. The Baobab Centre aims to reduce their loneliness and isolation and rebuild their lives so they can participate in their new society. Currently we have over 70 beneficiaries. It is a testament to Baobab’s success that all our beneficiaries participate in education or in paid or voluntary work. With your help, these shattered lives can be rebuilt.

Founded 2009

  • Mission statement

    The Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile aims to increase the psychological well-being and community participation of young survivors of organised violence and human rights abuses who are asylum seekers or refugees in the UK.

    We meet these aims through the following activities:
    • Individual and group psychotherapy
    • The development of a community based on user participation
    • Practical support through the asylum seeking process
    • Support for access to education, housing, benefits, employment & healthcare
    • Expert psychological reports for court hearings
    • Publication of research and evidence

  • Aims

    Baobab Centre For Young Survivors In Exile aims to:

    • To develop the capacity for relationships and the ability to work and participate in social and community life
    • To provide an expert opinion on the psychological and developmental state of young individuals through the asylum process
    • To enable the development of resilience through the containment of psychotherapeutic relationships
    • To address symptoms of trauma, depression, grief, isolation & developmental difficulties
    • To disseminate specialist knowledge about the psychological needs of young survivors of political violence and human rights abuses
  • Overview

    Established: February 2009

    Registered Charity Number: 1135407

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 7

    Volunteers: 18

    Phone number: 020 7263 1301

    Address: 6-9 Manor Gardens London N7 6LA

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