The Starling Project
A therapeutic support space for asylum seeking and refugee young people (13-18yrs), framed around an arts-based group. The space will be run by HCPC registered art therapists and practitioners experienced in working with young people on the move, who have been forced to find safety in Europe and the U.K. due to fleeing political conflict, persecution and social upheaval at home. The team work in collaboration with young people to bring art forms in to the group that are relevant and interesting. The group offers a place to build resilience and realise potential, as well as work through difficult experiences and symptoms linked to this such as low mood, stress, sleeplessness, anger, low self-esteem, grief.
13-18yrs (in some cases up to 24yrs dependent on the group and on a case by case basis)
Young People Centre, 69 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AE
Getting there / Access
YPC is a safe space with a front door bell to ensure this. Ring the doorbell and there is always someone assigned to welcome you and let you know where to go to in the building. This is a free service - all materials are free. Young people can talk to the team about support with travel if they have not already got this through social services/ children's services.
When & Where
Drop in, every Thursday 4pm to 7pm. Young people are welcome to just turn up on a Thursday afternoon without making contact beforehand and can drop in for some or all of this time. Referrals are also very welcome from social workers, PAs, key workers, teachers and tutors. This can be done via a short email. We do not require full history of a young person.