Our approach


Amna provides mental heath and psychosocial support

Addressing the long-term affects of trauma


Amna’s vision is of a world where refugees can determine their futures, unbounded by the impacts of conflict and displacement.


Our approach is to work within community structures and organisations to integrate trauma-sensitive psychosocial approaches and tools so that refugees can gain respite, share experiences, be listened to and understood in safe, consistent spaces. In doing so, we ensure that a regular, dependable programme of psychosocial support remains available for those who need it, long after the cameras have turned away.




Our Theory of Change



Cultural awareness and mother-tongue skills


Meaningful and effective psychosocial care is built on a continuing relationship of trust and understanding between those who need care and those who provide it. That’s why our team includes experienced therapists with common language skills and the cultural awareness needed to connect with the people we work with. Awareness of local culture is equally important, and an essential part of integration.




Designing sustainable models in refugee care


We are working to raise the global standard in mental health care for refugees and promote sector-leading practices in humanitarian self-care. That’s why sustainability is a key part of what we do. We continually assess our work to ensure our programmes are effective and develop our methods into models that can be taught and replicated in different settings around the world.