YTT Psychosocial Support Research Workshops:

Since 2016, we have so far conducted our psychosocial support drawing workshops in over 40 refugee/migrant camps/centres around the world, co-operating with dozens of humanitarian organisations and working with thousands of refugees/migrants, from more than 60 nationalities, aged from 2 to 70 years old. The YTT Approach is founded on the continual research work that we do in association with these communities, employing creative-thinking techniques to articulate, share and communicate one’s own experiences inside of a completely open, but defined structure of drawing, within the YTT framework of three tenses (past, present & future). This YTT psychosocial support practice develops the participants’ cognitive processes, acquiring them with contextual knowledge and self-understanding whilst aiding the display of emotion, the expression of feelings and the improvement of fine motor and co-ordination skills.

 

These workshops are an integral part of our overall research and, combined with both our educational and theatre research, make-up the design of our YTT psychosocial support and fundamental rights distance-learning programs for aid workers and volunteers working with refugee/migrant children and youth.

 

Below is a selection of the principal refugee/migrant locations where we have worked:

France:

La Cimade Refugee Centre, Massy, France

Stalingrad Street Refugee Camp, Paris, France

Cimade Béziers Refugee Shelter, Béziers, France

St. Denis Street Refugee Camp, Paris, France

Humanitarian Centre for Migrants, Paris, France

Petit Forêt Refugee Camp, Calais, France

Centre Secours Catholique, Calais, France

Old Lidl Refugee Camp, Calais, France

Greece:

City Plaza Hotel Refugee Squat, Athens, Greece

Notara 26 Refugee Squat, Athens, Greece

Skaramagas Refugee Camp (including Hope School) Athens, Greece

Estia Refugee Shelter (Arsis), Athens, Greece

Irida Refugee Shelter Athens, Greece

Samos Refugee Camp (with Medin), Samos Island, Greece

Kara Tepe Refugee Camp, Lesbos Island, Greece

High-School Refugee Squat, Athens, Greece

Society For The Care of Minors, Center for Unaccompanied Minors, Athens, Greece

Italy:

Moi Refugee Squat, Turin, Italy

CAS Fiuggi Refugee Centre, Fiuggi, Italy

Serbia:

Adasevci Refugee Camp, Vojvodina, Serbia

PIN Refugee Centre, Belgrade, Serbia

Principovac Refugee Camp, Sid, Serbia

Obrenovac Refugee Camp, Belgrade, Serbia

England:

Sheffield Refugee Centre, Sheffield, U.K.

Portugal:

CPR: Bobadela Center for Refugees, Lisbon, Portugal

Morocco:

CCSM Offices, Rabat, Morocco

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH):  

AidBrigade Community Centre, Sarajevo (BiH)

Ušivak Camp, Ušivak, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Refugee/Migrant communities taking part in our Psychosocial Support Research Workshops