This workshop will explore the long term impacts of exile, particularly in relation to health and wellbeing, drawing lessons from Chilean experiences of exile to the UK. Literature around refugee coping strategies has tended to focus on the immediate aftermath and few years after arrival. There is however a lack of knowledge and discussion in the literature about the long term health and well being of refugees who stay in the host country after return is technically possible. The Chilean case offers opportunity to understand how far forced migrants are able to adapt to life in the host country and how people cope in the long term with the impact of trauma and torture.
The workshop will take place on Saturday 23rd January 2016, from 10.00 to 18.00 at Birkbeck, University of London