The Helen Bamber Foundation is a UK-based human rights organisation
We help to mend what was broken in a safe and supportive environment
We help people who have experienced torture, trafficking and other forms of cruelty.
‘I am what I am today because of Helen Bamber Foundation.’ – Anita, survivor.
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We educate the public, policy makers and future generations about the risks of pursuing policies that ignore human rights.Read more about Education
We gather clinical evidence and act as expert witnesses to help immigration courts make better informed decisions. Read more about Legal Protection
We address clients’ severe and wide-ranging health issues with the help of expert clinical volunteers.Read more about Healthcare
We use a range of therapies to help our clients work through their trauma. Read more about Rehab therapies
We re-establish fundamental connections, boundaries and self-management strategies. Read more about Body-Mind
‘Because of the upheavals, family separation, traumas and social difficulties faced by many asylum seekers, they often have complex health problems. Some have been imprisoned or tortured prior to immigration, and many have lived in situations of poor healthcare provision in their own country.’
BMA Guidance Note, 2001
We have 60 years of experience working with survivors of gross human rights violations from other cultures. Many have been raped, forced into slavery or trafficked. Their concerns about the state of their health are considerable and well founded. They need reassurance, time to talk, and adequate treatment. Our team of clinical staff and volunteers are experts in neurology, orthopedics, psychiatry and general medicine. They spend time listening to our clients and helping them to articulate their health concerns. The team also liaises with colleagues in mainstream health services who are often stretched and welcome the assistance.