Soul Soup

Tel: 01387 266 667


free professional Counselling, and support for young people facing emotional distress and difficulties with THEIR MENTAL health and wellbeing

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Refugees / Asylum Seekers

Agencies providing advice, support and information

  • Asylum Aid: Advice and assistance to refugees on their applications for asylum in the UK, conducting appeals against refusal or asylum, providing advice on related areas such as welfare rights and housing.
     020 7354 9264 Web:
  • Asylum Support Appeals project (ASAP): Access to free competent legal advice and representation concerning asylum support appeals at the Asylum Support Tribunal against decisions by the UK Border Agency decisions to stop or refuse support.
    Advice Line: 0203 716 0283 Web: 
  • Centre for Armenian Information and Advice: To provide direct and indirect assistance to the most disadvantaged sections of London’s Armenian community, in particular refugees. Undertake casework for individuals and families to enable them to gain their various rights. Operate afternoon clubs for senior citizens and an Armenian language pre school, youth club half term and summer vacation projects for children 3-13. organising English language classes for adults who cannot speak English.
    Tel: 020 8992 4621 Email: Web: 
  • Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group: To care for and support any of the 150 asylum seekers detained at Tinsley House at Gatwick who request help. Visit and befriending, listening, caring and meeting small practical needs.
    01293 657070 Web:
  • Refugee Action: To assist refugees in conditions of need, hardship and distress, advice and support to asylum seekers who are dispersed without choice to the North West, East Midlands, South Central and South West Home office regions.
  • Refugee Council: Gives practical advice and promotes refugees rights in the UK and abroad. Provides vocational training courses, English as a second language, support and orientation into UK work culture and job search methods, employment preparation courses, advice and guidance.
  • Scottish Refugee Council: Helpline offering advice, information and signposting for refugees and asylum seekers and for agencies working with them
    0141 248 9799 Web:

Counselling & Support

Counselling is completely confidential so you can feel safe to come and talk about what is bothering you.

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Child Sexual Exploitation

The Lotus Project is a new project that is dedicated to tackling sexual exploitation in our region.

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Drop ins

Drop-ins are open to anyone aged 12 to 25 who would like to talk to a support worker.

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