As a result, she developed serious problems with her physical and mental health. She decided to come to London to seek asylum. She first came to the Day Centre for advice on practical issues, and joined our art group. Whilst using our art materials, she explained how she was suffering extremes of loneliness, despair and uncertainty about her future. The sharing of these fearful memories with us at the Southwark Day Centre helped her gain strength and she soon became more confident. M. comes across as an incredibly resilient woman. Always smiling, she has made good friends everywhere she has stayed. Her English is improving rapidly. She is currently in college, studying to become a nurse, working very hard to be able ‘to take care of other people'.