Become a monthly donor, with our mental health package!
Thank you for your interest in supporting Fenix — our work would not be possible without the donations of people like you. Each package also comes with a downloadable certificate, perfect for giving as a gift to loved ones.
Mental Health Package:
We are convinced that a simplistic approach to legal aid in humanitarian crises is insufficient and dehumanizing. Violence in transit or in their countries of origin, coupled with undignified living conditions and intense uncertainty surrounding the asylum process means that severe mental health challenges are incredibly common. With this package, you are choosing to support our mental health and psychological support team in delivering a holistic plan of action for the wellbeing of our clients, including individual and group sessions as well as emergency stabilisation and psychiatric care for those experiencing acute mental health crises. Moreover, Fenix organises weekly support groups for women and interpreters from the refugee community. Our groups aim to create a sense of community and provide participants with self-help tools for everyday coping and empowerment. Being able to connect with others who have similar lived experiences, and to share those experiences in a safe, trauma-informed setting, is one of the most powerful ways for people to break down stigma, build communities, and take agency over their own narrative.
About Fenix Legal Aid
Fenix was founded by 5 young professionals who believed that a holistic approach to legal aid is necessary in humanitarian contexts. Today, Fenix has over 45 staff members who provide legal, protection and mental health services to people who are seeking international protection. Fenix has partnerships with law firms and universities around the world that provide remote research, advocacy and litigation support. Our vision is a just and equitable European asylum system that treats people with dignity, upholds their rights, and offers them the information, tools and knowledge to navigate their own lives and futures. Our multidisciplinary team of volunteers combines experience in international, European and refugee law, psychology, social work, anthropology, gender, cultural mediation, child protection, trafficking, FGM, advocacy and communications, human rights and women's rights and field work in refugee camps worldwide.