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Therapy4Refugees aims to improve the lives and wellbeing of the people who have been illegally detained by the Australian government offshore in Papua New Guinea and Nauru since 2012, and those transferred to onshore immigration detention, by providing therapy, support and advocacy.

We continue to provide therapy and advocacy as needed for people transferred to other countries, including the USA, Canada, Cambodia, and their country of origin.

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Trapped in Shamrock, Manus Island

by Ione Lewis   Shamrock Compound (photo by Refugee Action Coalition). What stood out about Shamrock Compound was the desperation and hopelessness of the refugees and asylum seekers kept there under guard. There was nothing lucky about Shamrock. Everyone in Shamrock was traumatised, suicidal and on psychiatric medication. It was not unusual for people toContinue reading “Trapped in Shamrock, Manus Island”

On Indefinite Detention

by Amelia Issa ”I feel like I am dying everyday, losing hope and myself in this jail…all I want is a better life for me and my family…” Having been a refugee myself, I became interested in the struggle that these individuals were enduring in order to find a place to call home. When theContinue reading “On Indefinite Detention”

Building a Therapeutic Relationship Through the use of Technology

by Shelley Eves The term ‘therapeutic relationship’ describes the relationship between therapist and client. A strong therapeutic relationship is what makes effective therapy possible and is an important ingredient of any intervention. An ideal therapeutic environment for developing a strong therapeutic relationship might be envisioned as a quiet, safe space (usually the therapist’s office) withContinue reading “Building a Therapeutic Relationship Through the use of Technology”