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UNICEF launches psychological counseling for children and parents

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), together with the Volunteer All-Ukrainian Public Center and with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science, launched individual consultations for children, parents and guardians as part of the Poruch psychological support project.

This is reported Ministry of Education and Sciencereports Ukrinform.

“One-to-one meetings with psychologists will be useful for adults who are trying to cope with anxiety, are looking for ways to cope with obsessive thoughts, or are trying to learn support tools for children. They are also necessary for children who are looking for support, worry about the unknown and uncertainty, have difficulty adjusting in a new environment or trying to cope with a loss.

On the project website “Bail” posted a registration form for a free psychological online consultation. Applicants must fill out a questionnaire that will help the project organizers better understand the request and select a specialist. The data remains confidential and only the psychologist conducting the meetings has access to it. The project employs specialists who have undergone special training and have experience working with people who survived the war.

The project website also contains information about group support meetings. They have been running since March 2022.

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As Ukrinform reported, the National Psychological Association of Ukraine, with the support of the EU and UNDP in Ukraine, has launched a Free Psychological Help Line for Ukrainians affected by Russian aggression.

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