Helping someone you know
There are lots of ways to support someone who has come to the UK as an asylum seeker. It can help to imagine what it would be like coming to a new country, and how you'd like people to treat you.
Here are some things you can do:
listen - letting someone know you're there for them can help them to feel cared for. It can also be an important way of reassuring a child refugee or asylum seeker who feels anxious about speaking English as a second language.
ask about their background - refugees coming to the UK can find it hard to fit in. Sharing stories about the differences between countries shows interest and will help you get to know each other
do things you both enjoy - this can help them take their mind off things. Things can feel unfamilar in a new country and it can help to show someone the different things they can do.