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Health:

Government Advice and guidance page on the health needs of migrant patients from Ukraine for healthcare practitioners.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ukraine-migrant-health-guide#full-publication-update-history

ECDC Operational public health considerations for the prevention and control of infectious diseases in the context of Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications-data/operational-public-health-considerations-prevention-and-control-infectious  

Updated guidance for GPs on treating refugees and returning citizens in the British Medical Journal: https://www.bmj.com/content/376/bmj.o671  

Ben Squires from GMHSCP has also shared a “How the NHS Works” guide translated into multiple languages, including Arabic, Pashtu, Russian and Ukrainian. https://bevanhealthcare.org/how-the-nhs-works-a-guide-for-migrants/  

MRSN’s Refugee Integration Service (RIS) is a provision especially for people who in the last 9 months have been granted Humanitarian Protection, Refugee Leave or other Leave to Remain status. You can get support and guidance around what steps to take now that you have been given the right to reside in the UK https://mrsn.org.uk/refugee-integration-service/   

Better UK are offering anyone from Ukraine with refugee status a free 3-month extendable membership at any of their leisure centres or sports facilities. https://www.better.org.uk/news/new-scheme-sees-better-welcome-ukrainian-refugees   
 
Below are three Cultural Sensitivity Sheets by HealthProm as part of the VCS Emergencies Partnership; one in English and one in Ukrainian.
Download: NHS Safeguarding Migrant, Refugees and People seeking asylum poster click here to download
Download: BHA Contraception Guide in Ukrainian click here to download
Download: Migrant Health Primary Care New Patient assessment Checklist in English click here to download
Download: Migrant Health Primary Care New Patient assessment Checklist with Ukraine headings click here to download


Mental Health and wellbeing:

Lingua GM provides direct mental health and linguistic support across Greater Manchester and have worked with a number of organisations. Previously, they have supported with Afghan evacuees and arrivals across GM https://linguagm.com/   

Six Degrees offer mental health and bereavement services support https://six-degrees.org.uk/

Thrive LDN have produced new guidance, training and resources to support the mental health and wellbeing of displaced Ukrainians. https://thriveldn.co.uk/resources/supporting-wellbeing-of-displaced-ukrainians/

Thrive LDN have also produced a guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of Afghan refugees  https://thriveldn.co.uk/resources/supporting-the-mental-health-and-wellbeing-of-afghan-refugees/

Trauma Research UK's Grounding Techniques - coping strategies to help return your focus to the present moment and calm emotions of a panic attack, PTSD/trauma flashback, distressing memory or anxious thought. https://traumaresearchuk.org/grounding-techniques/

Good Thinking's digital wellbeing service - Good Thinking provides free digital tools to help with anxiety, low mood, sleeping difficulties and stress https://www.good-thinking.uk/

Caritas Diocese of Brentwood - 10 Top Trauma Tips for UK Hosts of Ukrainian Refugees: Become a trauma-informed host and help refugees fleeing war 
https://www.caritasbrentwood.org/news/10-top-trauma-tips-for-uk-hosts-of-ukrainian-refugees/

Manchester Mind provide free and impartial advice on welfare benefits, debt and housing to people with mental health needs living in Manchester. https://www.manchestermind.org/our-services/advice/

Foundation92 run Sports Camps, and provide support with education and wellbeing https://foundation92.co.uk/

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