Rainbow Hearts is a weekly group for women seeking asylum in Leeds and is supported by Leeds City Council. At Rainbow Hearts, women of all ages come together to give and receive emotional support from other women who have had similar experiences. Health and social-support information sessions are offered around topics that are useful for the women such as self-care, well-being and healthy eating. We often have creative sessions such as therapeutic art activities, singing and movement. We have a Wellbeing Worker who can offer additional emotional support and work with PAFRAS who offer individual support around asylum cases.
The project offers –
- Help with bus fares
- Support with learning English language
- Healthy snacks
- Venue just outside the city centre
- Access to donated clothes, shoes and bedding
- Child friendly venue
What group members have said about Rainbow Hearts –
I love to chat to people and go to things with people It’s much better than sitting at home, thinking and being lonely.
I love coming to Rainbow Hearts, all the different countries and backgrounds, always beside me.
It’s difficult to find place I can go to with a child – thank you for being one of those places I can go.
Women seeking asylum are free to join at any time or be referred by a professional. If you’d like to find out where we meet, a referral form, a leaflet or to ask us any questions, contact us on 0113 2762851.