Sawti, meaning ‘my voice’ in Arabic, is a Mental Health Foundation project for refugees, in partnership with See Me and Scottish Refugee Council
More than half (57%) of interviewees in a study of newly arrived asylum seeking women in Glasgow showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder [i]
This project aims to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing of refugees using the arts, as well as developing a mentoring scheme among refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland. Sawti has been built on learning from the Amaan project where the eight-week Community Conversation approach was first piloted with women refugees and asylum seekers. Sawti is building on this by expanding the Community Conversation approach to include men and young people.