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Refugee Wellbeing Project

Refugee Well-Being Project

Asylum seekers and refugees are particularly likely to experience poor mental health. Refugee Wellbeing is the local hub of expertise for the delivery of proven methods of wellbeing support to this marginalised and vulnerable group.

Refugee Action delivers high quality wellbeing support to asylum seekers and refugees, and crucially also builds the capacity of local organisations to co-deliver this work. This forms a sustainable approach to improving wellbeing services in Manchester.

Refugee Wellbeing was delivered by Refugee Action through outreach work in Manchester, Salford, and Bolton — the areas of Greater Manchester hosting the highest numbers of asylum seekers and refugees.

Our findings
  • Refugee Wellbeing is making a dramatic difference to some of the most marginalised people in Manchester. 100% of respondents to our evaluation reported positive mental wellbeing outcomes.
  • Participants particularly valued the social aspect of the project as it allowed people who have very little money to socialise and take part in activities others would take for granted.


Impact Report
Phase 1 Report
Case Study