Freedom from Torture - What we do

What we do

Every year, hundreds of people seek our help to overcome the effects of torture. Every survivor of torture has a different story, which means their needs are different too. We offer a wide range of services to support survivors to realise their right to rehabilitation.

From one-to-one counselling to group therapy like gardening and music, we support survivors to begin rebuilding their lives. We help them navigate the complex and bureaucratic asylum and welfare systems with legal and welfare services and provide expert, independent, medical assessments to support survivors’ asylum claims.

Through our expertise and unique evidence, we protect and promote survivors' rights and hold torturers to account. We support survivors to make their voices heard through creating platforms and enabling groups like Survivors Speak OUT (SSO), a survivor-led activist network, and Write to Life, our creative writing and performance group, to raise public awareness and influence decision makers about torture and its impact.

We also provide training on best practices when working with survivors to professionals so we can work towards our mission of ensuring every survivor is able to realise their right to rehabilitation.

"After all the pain, I knew there was a place I could go and no one would judge me."