Asylum: Mental Health Services

Home Office written question – answered at on 11 July 2023.

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Photo of Alison McGovern Alison McGovern Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mental health support is available to asylum seekers who are awaiting results of their asylum claim.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Minister for Immigration

The Government is under a legal obligation to provide support to all asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute.

Asylum seekers have access to free NHS care, which includes mental health services. In addition, asylum seekers can access Migrant Help, who the Home Office contract to provide advice and guidance to asylum seekers, should they have an issue.

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