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On behalf of the Organising Team, and in conjunction with the UEL Civic Engagement Festival 2016, we warmly invite you to attend the launch of our new Mental Health and Wellbeing Portal for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Health and Social Care Professionals on Thursday 9th June, 2016.

This has been a collaborative project between academic colleagues in the UEL School of Psychology and the Refugee Council Archive at UEL combined with the invaluable help and support of external practitioners.  We have undertaken an interdisciplinary approach to the creation of an online resource which can be utilised as a first-stop resource for refugees and asylum seekers as well as mental health practitioners working in the field with refugees, migrants and asylum seekers and with the recent influx of refugees from war torn countries of Iraq, Syria and Libya, we hope the project website will be an invaluable source nationally to mental health professionals, community organisations, refugees and asylum seekers themselves and internationally to people in refugee camps or internally displaced people.

A full programme is available below and further details can also be found in the attached flyer.  Tickets are free and further details on how to book can be found on our dedicated Eventbrite page at:

Launch Event Programme

University of East London (UEL) Civic Engagement Festival

Please join us at the launch of the UEL mental health and wellbeing portal for refugees, asylum seekers and health and social care professionals to be held on June 9th from 4pm – 6pm in the UEL SportsDock, room SD.1.04, Docklands campus.

UEL CE Festival


3.30 – 4pm Registration and light refreshments.

4pm Professor John Joughin, UEL Vice Chancellor – Welcome to UEL and civic engagement

 4.15pm Maurice Wren – Chief Executive Refugee Council – Mental health and refugees

 4.30pm Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes The work of the British Psychological Society Presidential Task Force on migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers

 4.45pm Rani Nagulandram – Tamil Community Centre, London – The Refugee Journey – A lived experience

 5pm Dr Farkhondeh Farsimadan Developing resources

 5.15pm Dr Patricia Smith Community liaison

 5.30pm Jidong Dung Introduction to the refugee portal and launch

5.45 – 6pm Paul Dudman – UEL Archivist for the Refugee Archive – The UEL Refugee Archive tour and networking

6pm Onwards: A Reception with a selection of foods and refreshments will be available in the Library Foyer to enable further discussion and networking.

For further details, please contact Paul Dudman on

Many thanks and best regards,

Prof. Rachel Tribe and Paul Dudman