This year, ICSM RAG is proud to support

Mind

Their mission is to provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

To bring about their aim, they have a number of key goals:

  • Staying well: Support people likely to develop mental health problems, to stay well.

  • Empowering choice: Empower people who experience a mental health problem to make informed choices about how they live and recover Improving services and support. 

  • Ensure people get the right services and support at the right time to help their recovery and enable them to live with their mental health problem.

  • Enabling social participation: Open the doors to people with experience of mental health problems participating fully in society.

  • Removing inequality of opportunity: Gain equality of treatment for people who experience both mental health and other forms of discrimination

  • Organisational excellence: Make the most of their assets by building a culture of excellence.

Refugee ACtion

Refugee Action exists to support refugees and people seeking asylum to rebuild their lives in the UK. They will get justice, live free of poverty and be able to successfully rebuild their lives. Right now, we are living in the worst refugee crisis since World War II. In 2018, more than 70 million people worldwide were forced to flee their homes as a result of persecution, conflict, or human rights violations. People make harrowing journeys to the UK to find safety for themselves and their families.

Refugee Action has made a real difference to the lives of thousands of people who have survived some of the world’s worst regimes – including families fleeing war in Bosnia, Kosova, Vietnam and Syria. We work on both the frontline and to address the root causes of the problems faced by people seeking safety in the UK to create systemic change on a local and national level.

 

Over the next 2 years we want to:

1) Ensure there is a fair and effective asylum system, in which people access justice and avoid destitution

2) Maintain and increase the number of refugees resettled in the UK

3) Increase refugee integration and enable refugees to overcome barriers to employment.

Underpinning each of these objectives, is our commitment to involving refugees in every aspect of our work. We are led by the experiences of people seeking safety and ensure they always have the opportunity to influence the issues that matter to them. 

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