Haven is an organisational member of BACP which provides specialist, bespoke therapeutic support to refugees and asylum seekers and their families.
Commencing in 2003, as part of a national response to the number of people seeking asylum in the United Kingdom, Haven has a lengthy history of providing a range of services for the refugee and asylum seeker communities of Kingston-upon-Hull. The project provides a holistic service providing advocacy and complex interventions through to mental health assessments, parenting skills and informal support.
Haven is a unique service that has worked in Hull with refugee and asylum seeking families since 2003. It is a project with six staff members; Project Manager, an Administrator, an Internal Clinical Supervisor, three Therapists who have many years experience of working in this field and are specialists in trauma.
Haven has developed a particular model of working which focuses on emotional support and parenting techniques where required, and all the staff members have extensive cross cultural experience. At any one time the project is working with about 45 families, which currently includes 33 adults and 12 children from a range of cultures.