Amna was set up by a former Afghan refugee to alleviate the suffering of displaced communities through psychosocial support. Now we’re building the largest network of healing communities around the world.
Refugees’ stories don’t end when they escape violence and humanitarian crises take huge tolls on people’s mental health. People who have experienced conflict are more likely to be affected by depression, toxic stress and anxiety. Separation from support networks like family and friends can leave people feeling isolated and struggling to process their trauma.
Amna works with non-governmental and community organisations around the world to build lasting healing networks and structures that continue to support communities long after the camera crews have left. We provide funding, training, tools and mentorship in trauma-sensitive psychosocial support so that vital mental health services are available to those healing from the trauma of displacement. Our open calls can be found at the link below.
Our resources are designed to build connection
and facilitate healing and self-care for families
Amna works with humanitarian and community organisations, frontline workers and advocates to replicate our programmes, deliver high-quality psychosocial support, and maintain personal and organisational wellbeing. We also provide direct psychosocial support services for refugees and other displaced communities which organisations can refer individuals to.
Self and team care is essential when working in emergencies and with trauma. Amna’s Humanitarian Wellbeing Spaces are safe, confidential spaces where frontline workers can connect with a community experiencing similar challenges, reflect on their work and learn practices that support their wellbeing and emotional regulation.
Amna has extensive experience in providing therapeutic support for refugees and asylum seekers. Therapeutic groups are varied and respond to the needs of those who form the group. Groups may use talking, or creative methods like dance and movement to promote emotional healing, stabilisation and emotional regulation.
Amna’s Introductory Trainings are free three-hour trainings to help frontline workers understand how to recognise and respond to trauma safely and ensure that refugee communities remain at the centre of their work.
Work With Us
A job at Amna is an opportunity to be part of a growing organisation with a vision to set new benchmarks in psychosocial support for refugees. We are a small dynamic team that gets it done. We prioritise applicants with lived experience of conflict and forced displacement and pride ourselves in our diversity.
We are hiring our next Executive Director to help us grow as we seek to support displaced communities across the world. The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership skills, be passionate about the rights and wellbeing of refugees and a proven record in growth and implementation. Applications from people with lived experience of displacement are strongly encouraged.
The deadline for application is 20th June with an expected start date in September 2022.
Arabic or Farsi Speaking Group Therapist
RTI is looking for Arabic & Farsi speaking therapists.
In response to reports of refugees’ worsening mental health issues during the first Coronavirus lockdown in Greece, RTI Clinical Lead Gabriella Brent and Consultant Therapist Romy Wakil piloted the delivery of a therapeutic psychoeducation group online for 8 male refugees, which has proved to be very successful.
Based upon the feedback from the group, RTI intends to establish more therapeutic, trauma-informed psycho-education groups for asylum seekers and/or refugees living in Greece. Each group will consist of 6 – 8 members who will meet weekly on Zoom, facilitated by a group therapist.
We are therefore seeking qualified therapists who can facilitate one of these groups, with a view to facilitating more groups as this movement grows.
For further details and instructions on how to apply, please review the linked job description. Good luck!
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