Refugee Trauma Initiative is now called Amna

Nurturing joy& belonging

Amna specialises in supporting the psychosocial wellbeing of refugees and other displaced communities.

We help communities manage the insecurity, stress, and trauma that comes from conflict and forced displacement.

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Our story

In six years, Amna has reached over 4 million people through our programmes, advocacy and support to partners across the world across Europe and South Asia.

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Our approach

Amna provides trauma-sensitive and identity-informed psychosocial healing support to break the cycle of intergenerational trauma.

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Our Values


Respect, Connection, Understanding & Curiosity


Our work

Asylum seekers and refugees are more likely to suffer from mental health challenges, even after they arrive at a place of relative safety.


Amna provides refugee communities with safe spaces where they can heal from the effects of conflict, war and displacement by reconnecting with others and becoming part of a community.


By supporting individuals, organisations and refugee communities to run safe spaces for restorative group activities, we help people regain their resilience and rediscover feelings of joy and belonging.

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Our Tweets

‘I forget the pain when I see the colours of my drawings’. Arts and creativity can be powerful tools for healing, self-expression and making sense of past experiences. @arabnews #refugeeswelcome #healing

Racism, discrimination and ‘othering’ affects people’s sense of self, safety and security. Learn more about how an identity-informed approach can support healing: @NPR #MentalHealthMatters

Amna means ‘safe’ and that’s exactly what we do – support displaced communities to feel safe again after the trauma of conflict and forced displacement. Please donate today on #GivingTuesday so we can continue and expand our work to support refugees wherever they are.

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Your gift will help to bring a sense
of safety, joy and belonging to
the people who need it most.