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Work through wellbeing - innovative support available to Yorkshire's migrant communities

Work through wellbeing - innovative support available to Yorkshire's migrant communities

News item 09 October 2018:

Press release

With World Mental Health Day coming up on 10 October, Migration Yorkshire is raising awareness of a unique package of free wellbeing and work support for migrants and refugees in Leeds City Region.

Connecting Opportunities supports migrants to get closer to the job market, by offering training and English classes, as well as individual therapy and wellbeing support. Therapeutic support can be particularly helpful for refugees who suffer multiple losses linked to being forced to flee their homes or those who have experienced violence. There is no equivalent service offering the same package of support to new migrants in the UK. Connecting Opportunities is open to people aged over 15, who have lived in parts of North and West Yorkshire for less than ten years. Connecting Opportunities is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.

Download our press release for details about the service and comments from one of our participants: Press release: work through wellbeing - innovative support available to Yorkshire’s migrant communities

For more information

For more information, or to arrange an interview with us around World Mental Health Day, contact:

Jen Boyle [Communications and Media Officer]
Email jen.boyle@migrationyorkshire.org.uk 
Phone 0113 378 7101

 
 

 

 

 

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