Modern slavery, in all its forms, has a profound and devastating impact on human lives. It leads to significant and disabling mental health problems, as well as generational cycles of crisis, hardship and loss.
This report by the Helen Bamber Foundation, commissioned by the Freedom Fund, reviews the existing research evidence on the mental health impact of enslavement and the efficacy of specific mental health treatment approaches. It identifies gaps in existing knowledge and thereby makes specific recommendations regarding future research priorities.
We hope that it represents the first stage in a collaborative, international project to develop effective models of therapeutic care for all people who have suffered slavery, wherever they are located in the world.