Audio and Video Resources
Audio and Video Resources
This page provides links to websites and databases for national and international health organisations, academic and research bodies responsible for education, training and setting standards in health care with experience and expert knowledge of working with refugees and asylum seekers.
These links allow free access to audio and video resources produced by academics and researchers with expert knowledge and experience on refugee and asylum seeking related matters. In addition, this page offers free access to podcast/video presentations by social and health care professionals offering their expert views on various mental health conditions, their symptoms, causes and treatment options as well as people sharing their experiences living with mental health problems.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to national and international organisations, academic institutions, mental health experts and practitioners whose work has been cited below, enriching our portal and practice of professionals working with refugees and asylum seekers.
The audio and video resources below have been researched and compiled by Dr Farkhondeh Farsimadan, a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, who is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and an HCPC registered psychologist.
Please use the links below to access the resources.
- A series of NHS mental wellbeing audio guides/podcasts to help boost your mood are presented by Dr Chris Williams who offers advice on a range of common life difficulties including anxiety, low confidence and assertiveness, low mood and depression, sleep problems, and unhelpful thinking. These guides/podcasts are available on below NHS website page and YouTube links:
Anxiety Control Training - NHS Choices, Moodzone
Low Confidence and Assertiveness - NHS Choices, Moodzone
Low Mood and Depression – NHS Choices, Moodzone
Sleep Problems - NHS Choices, Moodzone
Unhelpful Thinking - NHS Choices, Moodzone
- A series of SOAS, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, lectures and seminars are available as part of the Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies. These are offered as Podcasts and webcasts on migration including refugee and asylum seeking related matters. Access these lectures/seminars via links below:
- Asylum seekers/University of Oxford podcasts - audio and video.
The link below provides access to podcasts broadcasting various events including talks and discussions on asylum seekers and asylum seeking related matters at conferences and seminars presented by social and health care professionals and academics with expert knowledge and experience of working with asylum seekers.
- EMDR: The past is present, understanding the effects of unprocessed memories and using EMDR therapy in treatment. A webinar Presentation featuring Dr Shapiro, Mental Research Institute, in February 2014 hosted by the Psychology Webinar Group.
- EMDR Therapy: Videos showing Timothy Meyer, LCSW, Psychotherapist & Assistant Director at the Lukin Centre, describing EMDR and demonstrating the process of EMDR in a follow-up session on fellow Lukin Centre clinician, Dr. Elissa Gross.
- The HealTorture.org website is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, and Office of Refugee Resettlement. HealTorture.org is the website of the National Capacity Building Project of the Centre for Victim of Torture and provides mental health resources for practitioners working in the field. The mental health resources on the website are organised by the type of resource including webinars, videos, publications, links, tools, etc., and by topic.
- How Mindfulness Can Help with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), by Dr Hamilton Fairfax, recipient of the 2014 BPS's award for practitioner of the year. The British Psychological Society, BPSOfficial published, 2015.
- The London School of Economics and Political Science's public lectures and events podcast series is hosted on LSE Player page that contains hundreds of events featuring experts sharing their views, thoughts and taking part in lively debates on various topics including migration, integration, and a number of refugee related issues. Access LSE's podcast using key words including LSE Player, public lectures and events.
- Mental Health Interventions for Refugee Children: University of Oxford Series of Podcasts. Schroeder, E. (2019). The Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford.
- Migrant Help has created a series of video resources assisting asylum seekers to understand the asylum process while settling and adapting to life in the UK. These include preparing for asylum screening interview; a guide to the main asylum interview; applying for asylum support in the UK, etc
- The Migration Podcast is an initiative by the International Migration, Integration & Social Cohesion, IMISCOE network, Europe’s network of scholars from various disciplines.
- MIND the Mental Health Charity YouTube Channel videos. Talking about Mental Health Series. In this series of videos, people share their experiences of living with various mental health conditions and how they have learned to cope.
- Narrative Exposure Therapy: Concept & Efficacy. A Webinar presentation featuring Dr Frank Neuner, November 2016. APA Division 56 - Trauma Psychology.
- Narrative therapy: Tree of Life Project, a quick guide to completing the Tree of Life project with clients. Recorded for the blog 'Firefly 255: Light in the Dark', which aims to increase mental health awareness and provide resources. Bremner, D. (2016).
- OTR Croydon Refugee Service provides confidential counselling support to refugees, asylum seekers and forced migrants aged between 11-25 residing in Croydon. They work with a wide range of issues, including trauma, loss, self-harm, suicide, anxiety, isolation and sleep problems. In addition, there are audio and video resources including breathing and relaxation exercises, how to cope with anxiety, ideas for good sleep etc., in a number of languages, prompting good mental health and wellbeing among youth refugees.
Off The Record refugee service
- Refugees / University of Oxford podcasts - audio and video. The link below provides access to podcasts broadcasting various events including talks and discussions on refugees and refugee related matters at conferences and seminars presented by social and health care professionals and academics with expert knowledge and experience of working with refugees.
- Refugee Voices Scotland offers a series of podcasts including refugees sharing their experiences and stories living in Scotland as well as talking to professionals from various organisations and agencies working with them. In 2016 Ken Gordon, the host with her daughter Jen Gordon, founded Refugee Voices Scotland when the negative media coverage of refugee and asylum seekers was at its height. In order to redress the imbalance and to support refugees feel safe and help them integrate in Scottish communities, Refugees Voices Scotland was created.
- Royal College of Psychiatrists, RCPsych, Podcasts transmit the latest breakthroughs, evidence-based research and developments in psychology, psychiatry and neurosciences.
- Royal College of Psychiatrists, RCPsych YouTube Channel videos. The link below allows free access to health information animation videos on a variety of mental health conditions, their symptoms, causes and treatments.
- "Speaking of Psychology" is an audio podcast series produced by the American Psychological Association, APA, covering a variety of psychology topics. Launched by the APA's Office of Public Affairs in 2013, this podcast series gives the public a chance to hear top experts talk about psychology and how it relates to daily life. These podcasts can be accessed via links below:
- Talking Migration is a podcast featuring interviews and debates on the politics of migration. Talking Migration is produced by Dr Clara Sandelind (a lecturer in political theory) and is supported by the University of Manchester.
- Therapists & Interpreters Working Effectively Together. A training video from Mothertongue, (2016).
- UN News portal: The United Nations Department of Global Communications has launched a new one-stop, multimedia news portal. UN News portal enables the user to easily navigate the work of the United Nations on matters including peace, development, human rights, refugees, etc., via audio, video, graphics or text resources. These resources are available in a number of languages including Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, etc. The UN News portal may be accessed via links below:
News portal filtered by audio/video
- Working with interpreters in mental health DVD with Professor Rachel Tribe (2011). Department of Health and University of East London, UEL. Interpretation in mental health settings - A Quick Guide - YouTube.