Asylum Seekers and Refugees who are Survivors of Torture and Human Cruelty.
Mums, pregnant women and kids NEED help in the UK.
Loneliness and isolation felt by many new mums is really tough. For mums who have suffered the horrors of torture and human cruelty, it can be devastating.
Imagine being the victim of torture, persecution or modern slavery, having suffered repeated physical and sexual assaults, been trafficked across the world by your abusers or endured dangerous, arduous journeys to escape violence. Once you’re here, you find yourself alone with your baby, sharing a tiny room with a single bed, in an unfamiliar house, in an unknown city with unknown people.
This is the situation for many of the mums we support here at the Helen Bamber Foundation. Our mums have survived some of the worst of humanity and all they want now is the best chance to work and get a better life for their children.
The Helen Bamber Foundation’s mum and baby group is a lifeline for 35 mums and their children. The group provides a safe, happy place for mums to meet and children to play.
The importance of this cannot be underestimated, without family or friends to support them, the Helen Bamber Foundation group is the only place for many mums struggling to confront and overcome their experiences of torture and human cruelty to feel safe and make new friendships
The group also provides the opportunity for expectant and new mums, many who are living in extreme poverty as refugees and asylum seekers, to get practical support from midwives and housing and welfare experts and support accessing important health and wellbeing activities including specialist yoga and swimming sessions.
We now want to offer more women the chance to join our group and increase the services we offer and
Please Can You Help.
The group is run entirely by dedicated volunteers so all donations go directly to the costs of the group including: travel and refreshments, vital equipment, children’s toys and activity costs. From 2016 we will be working with Ourmala to support these ladies with more Yoga classes and English lessons. OURMALA.COM
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Your support will give extremely vulnerable young families the chance to access vital services, build resilience and confidence so they can live healthily and safely.