The Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile

The Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Human rights
  • Mental health
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Young people

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Geographical remit: 
National - England


The Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile is a human rights organisation for child, adolescent and young adult asylum seekers and refugees.

We run as a non-residential therapeutic community providing individual and group psychotherapy, arts and educational based activities as well as practical support, advice and advocacy. 

All our young members have suffered organised violence and human rights abuses. The majority (90%) have come unaccompanied to the UK. We aim to create a supportive and containing setting in which the young people can find their own voice, regain trust in others, recover hope and actively rebuild their lives.



We currently offer the following activities:

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapy Groups: Children/Young Adolescents Group (fortnightly), Older Adolescents Group (fortnightly), Young Adults Group (weekly), Young Women's Group (Fortnightly)
  • A Fortnightly Philosophy Group
  • A Therapeutic Retreat in the Summer
  • A Fortnightly Music Group
  • Arts and Activity-Based Holiday Projects
  • Regular Community Meetings (every six weeks)
  • Young people’s working groups for planning activities and the summer retreat
  • Young people’s participation in governance processes
  • Individual and Small Group English and Literacy Classes (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays)
  • Attendance at official interviews and court hearings in support of the young people
  • Social work/casework support and advocacy.

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