“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.

Maya Angelou




Tolerance implies putting up with something that one disapproves of or is prejudiced against. Tolerance a powerful mechanism for dealing with diversity.

Smeekes et al


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About Us

Sanctuary with Psychology is a project led by the University of Limerick, Department of Psychology.Contributions for our activities come from researchers and psychologists,students, educational specialists, and various support groups and volunteers. Activities and projects providing socio-psychological support to various communities take place at the Health Hub, Limerick City.
Training through workshops on intercultural competence, psychology of migration and social inclusion is available upon request. Research meetings of the Migration Lab Group take place on Tuesdays on the campus of University of Limerick
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What We Do


Social-Psychological Support

Provide social-psychological support targeted at migrant groups and people working with migrant communities. To do this, we focus on facilitating the conditions for creating a safe space environment, social activities (e.g. playgroups for children, cultural exchanges, networking opportunities) and interventions (e.g. individual and group sessions and peer support group for volunteers). In particular, we focus on the socio-psychological needs of those with a refugee & asylum seeker background.hub 4

Training & Information Sessions

Conduct training and information sessions about (a) the social-psychological, political profile and needs of various migrant groups, (b) the intercultural competencies for professionals and volunteers working with migrant communities, and (c) the better understanding of the psychology of migration and trauma.image

Research-Based Policy & Consultancy

Provide a research base for social intervention and policy while documenting and evaluating current practices and interventions. To do this, we focus on the relevant public bodies responsible for migrant integration, facilitated by the Migration and Integration Research Group, at the University of Limerick.chart-close-up-data-590022

All of our activities are based on research reviews, expert advice and best practice brought together by the multidisciplinary inter-agency team of the Sanctuary Project.


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Location & Contact



Rutland Street, Limerick City, Ireland
(Across from the Hunt Museum)


Mail: sanctuarywithpsychology@gmail.com


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