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'Exploring Trauma' - a pilot project to bring together people who are working on finding and sharing ways to address the lifetimes of trauma experienced by people from the Caribbean when moving to and living in UK.

The team are also bringing together people to challenge the iniquitous way that the claim processes put in place by the Home Office are impacting so badly on those who should be supported to gain ILR and compensation. 

Zoom sessions started on Friday 22nd July

....   and run every Friday at 1pm in UK and 7am in Jamaica

Please register in advance on Zoom for this meeting (but this can be a few minutes before if its easier) :


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Dr Hilary Robertson - Hickling will lead this project in July / August 2022

Dr Hilary Robertson-Hicklings book: 'White Squall on the Land' does not flinch from the uncomfortable truths, yet the author's deep commitment to the people she interviews transforms the book into a story of resilience and hope.' Leo Zeilig White Squall on the Land: Narratives of Resilient Caribbean People represents the synthesis of thinking about Caribbean Migration, and mental health. The book links the experience of the home community in the Caribbean to the experience of those who have continued the Caribbean migration process to England. The ongoing struggle against "white squall", a colloquial name for the hunger and deprivation that has plagued the people of the Caribbean for centuries.

Background information for this project:

The Windrush Betrayal by Amelia Gentleman and Homecoming by Colin Grant – review

Stories from the Windrush generation and a full exposé of the scandal that disgraced the Home Office





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