London is home to the UK’s largest community of Afghans. 7 in every 10 Afghan citizens in the UK reside in the Greater London area.
The humanitarian crisis caused by the withdrawal of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) at the end of 2021 will have an impact on the mental health of not only those directly caught up in the crisis but equally for the Afghan community already settled here in London.
We know there are many people and organisations supporting those who have been affected and we recognise this is a challenging time for professionals and volunteers working in this space.
We’ve joined up with various community and health partners who work closely with the Afghan community to bring together a set of resources which we hope will assist you in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of the Afghan community.