Re-Entry & Refresher Advice

  • OSCAR's Re-entry & Debriefing Service

    This is a bespoke service and gives you a chance to explore and talk through the opportunities and challenges of returning to your home country after a period of mission service. OSCAR can 'tailor-make' a short programme to suit your particular needs. This may include a formal debriefing in addition to more informal guidance and information on re-entry issues - from both a spiritual and practical perspective. Professional counselling for individuals and couples is available.

    Mike Frith, OSCAR's founder based in Gloucester, offers help and advice on re-entry.

    Sue Ingleby, formerly of Redcliffe College and also based in Gloucester, offers Debriefing and Counselling services for anyone returning from the field. She has a Diploma in Counselling and over 10 years experience, and is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. She has also worked with her husband as a missionary in India.
  • Brook Besor Trust

    Brook Besor offers residential debriefing, counselling and spiritual direction for individuals, couples and families for up to five days, excellent to start or preparation to return from furlough or when returning to the UK. Dorset based.
    Tel: 01202 483737
  • CTBI Christians Abroad

    Opportunities for self funded volunteering in Christian supported community projects internationally. Travel Insurance, Long Term Health Insurance for short term volunteers and longer term appointments in mission and development respectively.
    Tel: 0300 012 1201
  • Re-entry - helping those returning from short term mission

    This booklet, produced by Global Connections, is primarily intended as an aid to anyone in a local church who is in the position of welcoming back such participants who have worked in another culture. The booklet may be downloaded as a pdf to be printed.
  • Refresh International

    Refresh International offers debriefing for missionaries, aid workers, people in ministry and other cross-cultural workers. See our website for more information. Based in North Wales.
  • Sue Pratt Life Coaching and Debriefing, Herts.

    Sue Pratt is a trained life coach, and has worked with Youth With A Mission for 30 years, overseas (Liberia, West Africa and Europe) and in the UK. Sue can help missionaries returning home to process transition, settle the past, and decide on next steps.
    Tel: 07960 011830
  • WattsYourPathway

    WattsYourPathway uses debriefing and coaching to provide understanding and accompaniment to repatriates during their re-entry transition, enabling growth and confidence in themselves and what they have to offer.