Mental health support for refugees fleeing Ukraine

 

People fleeing war are often traumatized and they need direct psychological support, but currently, such capacities in Hungary are low.

Our overall aim with the project is to improve the psychosocial well-being of refugees coming from Ukraine.

Living with great uncertainty in unfamiliar environments with the lack of social support and the familiarity of the language, their risks of developing mental health problems increase. Moreover, many of the refugees left under extremely stressful circumstances and experienced severe potentially traumatic events. Families have been separated as most men needed to stay in Ukraine. Women with children unaccompanied are at greater risk of gender-based violence, human trafficking and abuse.

People fleeing war need direct psychological support, but currently, such capacities in Hungary need to be strengthened, referral pathways need to be regularly updated and there is reluctance to get direct support.

 

With this project in partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) we aim to address these crucial needs by

  • providing free crisis intervention and counseling for clients referred to Traumacenter, either for individual or group therapy
  • supporting frontline workers, strengthening local MHPSS coordination, and developing an MHPSS referral pathway for Hungary
  • building the capacity of teachers and other educational actors working with refugee children
  • raising awareness of importance of mental health and available support.

We will offer native language therapies both in Hungarian and Ukrainian/Russian.

Contact us: mentalhelp@traumakozpont.hu

Phone (via Viber és Whatsapp as well)

In Ukranian and Russian language: (+36-20) – 800-4648
Monday: 13:00 – 18:00
Thursday: 13:00 – 18:00

In Hungarian language: (+36-20) – 427-7783
Monday: 13:00 – 18:00
Friday: 13:00 – 17:00

 

The project is supported by:

International Rescue Committee