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Young Migrants Hub (Refugee Youth Programme)

The Young Migrants Hub is a holistic space for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) and young people. As well as a youth programme we have guest speakers sharing their expertise in mentoring and the asylum process.

Our main objective is to increase the resilience of our young migrant cohort looked after by the Young Adults Service (YAS) by offering support in informal education and wellbeing for newly arrived UASC young people. We target young people aged 16-18, including asylum-seeking young people aged 18 -21.

The spring/summer programme is now completed. The autumn programme is below, with further details to follow. 

What’s on at the Young Migrants Hub (until December 2021)

You can refer your newly arriving UASC young person to the Young Migrants Hub to make friends, share experiences and feel connected, amongst their peer group via our lively WhatsApp group and online youth sessions. In addition,  you can also sign up for targeted support sessions. 


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Hope for the Young and Haringey - UASC Mentoring programme

One-to-one mentoring support for UASC young people aged 16-25 years old. Enrolment is currently open and ongoing.

The programme aims at providing support and advice to young people based on their needs and aspirations. Each young person referred will receive 2-3 hours of mentoring a week for 6 months in a local cafe or library.

Their dedicated mentor can offer support with English, education, wellbeing, community awareness and accessing recreational activity. Young people can also access grants for educational supplies.

Contact details

Please email Donna or Katie (North London coordinator) for a short referral form:

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Hays Employability workshop

This workshop provides Young Migrants with advice and support to develop the skills needed to look for work.

The workshop is delivered by a trainer with lived experience of migration and supported by Early Help Youth Practitioner. 

Attendees don’t need to have settled status, but Level 3 ESOL (or equivalent). They will need to be motivated to develop job-seeking skills that can be used at home or abroad. 

Workshop dates 

  • Wednesday 18 August, 2pm – 3.30pm 
  • Wednesday 15 September, 2pm – 3.30pm 
  • Wednesday 13 October, 2pm – 3.30pm

Topics covered

  • How to produce a winning CV
  • Application forms/covering letter writing
  • How to succeed at an interview
  • Best practice in competency-based interviews
  • Accessing the ‘hidden job market'
  • Understanding and demonstrating positive body language
  • Networking
  • On-line branding and social media networking
  • Salary negotiation
  • How to develop recruiter relationships

Contact details

For more information please email or 

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Art Therapy group

This is an informal art therapy group and we are looking for new young participants to join.

Making art with friends can be a way to relax, express yourself, share experiences and learn new skills. Young people do not need any previous experience in art to join the group.

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy, that uses art materials as its primary mode of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as a diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing for young people.

  • When:
    • ​25 August 2021
    • 8 September 2021
    • 22 September 2021
    • 6 October 2021
    • 20 October 2021
    • 3 November 2021
    • 17 November 2021
    • 1 December 2021
  • Time: 3pm - 4.30pm
  • Where: YAS training room, 40 Cumberland Road, Wood Green, N22 7SG
  • For practitioners only: Please refer the young person via the dedicated Expression of interest form - Art Therapy programme.

For more information, please email

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Sleep Hygiene workshop 

This is a popular monthly workshop developed with Tavistock. Autumn dates will be announced soon. 

The course is aimed at taking young people through good sleep hygiene techniques and practices. Young people will take away a sleep hygiene pack with the tools needed to aid a good night's sleep. 

This workshop is run by the young migrant’s programme lead.

For more information, please email

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Sexual Health programme

Empowering young migrant women aged 18-21

This is a specialist course for UASC young women, introducing information and language around sexual health and services in Haringey. Autumn dates to be announced soon. 

Practitioners can complete the dedicated Young Migrants Hub webform on behalf of the young person. Please state clearly on the form the interest for this course on Sexual Health. 

Contact details 


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Refugees Into Sustainable Employment (RISE) in partnership with Haringey

Young migrants in Haringey can access RISE if they are unemployed or economically inactive.

To be eligible, the young migrant must:

  • be a refugee or asylum seeker with the right to work in the UK (or have been granted humanitarian protection
  • have been granted discretionary leave to remain
  • have had a family reunion application approved

Professionals working with Young Migrants in Haringey can refer to the details below.

Arman Garmroudi - RISE Outreach and Engagement Officer

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