Hello everyone，I am the founder of WelcomeHome Multi-language Support. My name is Ziwei Wang and I come from Beijing China. I graduated from the University of Edinburgh last year with an MSc degree in Counselling Studies. As my great passion is psychology, I have always dreamt to have a counselling centre to help other people. So I am really happy to say that today I get closer to my dream. Aims and Origins
The reasons that I have created WelcomeHome are not only to fulfil my dream, but also from my experiences and talking with friends; I realise that as a foreigner in the UK our life, work or studies here are actually really tough and challenging. And I think we have more chance to encounter difficulties, be frustrated, to face pressures and challenges. In other words; we are more likely to be unhappy. However I found there is no specific organisation or group to help us. So, I created WelcomeHome, and I hope it can help many foreign people in the UK to deal with their mental health issues, negative emotions, or any relevant issues.
And I hope we can provide you with a place where we can cross all the cultural and language barriers, a homely environment which can make you feel warm and supported. Whenever you feel depressed, sad, homesick…it can always be a place for you to go, where you can find a person ready to listen and friends to share problems with. This is the most important thing I think.
Our services & Your gain
We have professional counsellors who come from different countries to provide mother tongue counselling services. So you can be truly understood. They will help you find your problems and lead you through them faster and better. Maybe you will not pay much attention to the small problems but a little unhappiness may result in irreparable situation. Only if you pass the negative feelings can you enjoy the new and beautiful world which you need to fight for rather than wait for. You will also be able to enjoy independence and freedom.
Apart from counselling services, we will also invite experienced people to join our workshops to share their knowledge. I believe you will learn from it. At last, when you join us, you will be surrounded by family members who are just like you and you can support and be supported by each other.
Finally, I have a long term aim which is I hope WelcomeHome can be an organisation which can represent the foreigners living in the UK, to fight for their rights and obligations. And help our group of people to gain more attention and recognition.
So If you are from overseas and living in the UK then join us, you are very welcome to be a member of our family. Let us work together to overcome all your difficulties and negative feelings and have a positive outlook and enjoy your work, study and life in the UK.