Therapeutic Groups

Amna has set up additional therapeutic groups, with qualified Farsi/Dari and English speaking psychotherapists to support Afghan refugees and Afghan communities.





At this very difficult time of change, uncertainty and displacement for thousands of Afghan people remaining in and leaving Afghanistan the purpose of these groups is to provide a safe community space, to promote emotional healing, stabilisation and emotional regulation through an introduction to grounding and regulation practices and psychoeducation about trauma.



Who are the groups for?


Potential group members need to be signed up by an organisation, who in the event of a serious risk of harm, alongside Amna, is committed to take on in-country safeguarding responsibilities for this group member.

There are separate groups for:


•  Men

•  Women

•  Young men (16-24)

•  Young women (16-24)

•  The Hazara community



Where do the groups take place?


Groups are online. Each group is for up to 8 people, led by two therapists who are trained and supervised by Amna.



When do the groups take place?


The groups will start once each group reaches the required minimum of eight people. Groups will run throughout the year and each group will run for at least 12 weeks.



How can I sign up?


Please contact Amna’s Trainer and Coordinator Devika:


Groups will use a range of methods, including talking, arts and/or movement. Posters about both the talking and creative groups can also be downloaded by referral organisations through these links in English and Dari.




To find out more about creative therapeutic groups, watch this video with creative therapists Marianna Fiotaki and Christina Gougouli, available in English with Dari subtitles.


To find out more about what the talking therapeutic groups entail, watch this video with psychotherapist Mahyar Zaud, available in Farsi with English subtitles.