KeepingWell NCL recognises the challenges faced by staff from refugee backgrounds and values the enormous contribution which they make within our health and social care workforce all year round. For Refugee Week 2022, we are especially proud to highlight this year’s focus on healing through community and mutual care.
This week our staff team will be participating in Refugee Week through their 8 ‘Simple Acts’ to stand with and celebrate our colleagues from refugee backgrounds. These are a simple and powerful way for any staff members to be a part of celebrating and supporting refugees and people seeking sanctuary, and we hope you will join us.
Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. Through a programme of arts, cultural, sports and educational events alongside media and creative campaigns, Refugee Week enables people from different backgrounds to connect beyond labels, as well as encouraging understanding of why people are displaced, and the challenges they face when seeking safety. You can learn more about Refugee Week, their initiatives, and other events, at their website: https://refugeeweek.org.uk/
KeepingWell NCL is also available to support staff working in North Central London who feel they would benefit from support with the impact of refugee crises on themselves, or to consider how they might best support affected colleagues. Contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the health chat in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen, and one of our practitioners will arrange a time to speak with you.