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Seldom Heard voices Forum

7th November, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The next Seldom Heard Forum which will focus on ‘Seldom Heard refugees and asylum seekers’ wellbeing.’

Refugees and asylum seekers can have complex health needs. These may be influenced by experiences prior to leaving their home country, during transit or after arrival in the UK. For example, refugees are five times more likely to have mental health needs than the UK population. During this period asylum seekers are at risk of health problems linked to poverty, such as malnutrition. Extended periods of stress and uncertainty can also lead to declines in mental health, including among patients who arrived in the UK in good mental health or who had no previous history of mental health problems.

However, refugees and asylum seekers in the UK often have difficulty accessing healthcare and other public services. In many cases, they may be unfamiliar with the way these services are organised. In 2017, NHS charges for overseas visitors were extended to include some community care for refused asylum seekers. There is growing concern that this will increase access difficulties.

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7th November, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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