We are convinced that a simplistic approach to legal aid in humanitarian crises is insufficient and dehumanizing. Violence in transit or in their countries of origin, coupled with undignified living conditions and intense uncertainty surrounding the asylum process means that severe mental health challenges are incredibly common. With this package, you are choosing to support our mental health and psychological support team in delivering a holistic plan of action for the wellbeing of our clients, including individual and group sessions as well as emergency stabilisation and psychiatric care for those experiencing acute mental health crises.
Moreover, Fenix organises weekly support groups for women and interpreters from the refugee community. Our groups aim to create a sense of community and provide participants with self-help tools for everyday coping and empowerment. Being able to connect with others who have similar lived experiences, and to share those experiences in a safe, trauma-informed setting, is one of the most powerful ways for people to break down stigma, build communities, and take agency over their own narrative.