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Mental Health Programme

Mental Health Programme

The program offers various activities supporting mental health, including group and individual therapy sessions, to increase the psychological well-being of refugees and ensure a healthier and more balanced society on a larger scale.

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Subprogrammes

Narrative Exposure Therapy

Narrative Exposure Therapy is a short-term and evidence-based therapy. The goal of this therapy is to restore human psychosocial functioning. This therapy has been more effective in refugees than traditional treatment methods and has shown that it will reduce post-traumatic stress disorder of war victims. 

MindSpring

The MindSpring programme is a group-based programme for refugees that supports coping in a new and foreign country. Participation in the programme raises awareness of the group members, and provides new knowledge and skills that help to understand the new situation and cope with daily challenges better, prevent problems and create a basis for a social network.

Countries where this programme currently take place:

Estonian Refugee Council has been carrying out activities supporting the mental health of refugees since 2019.

The program aims to offer various activities supporting mental health, including group and individual therapy sessions, to increase the psychological well-being of refugees and ensure a healthier and more balanced society on a larger scale.

Refugees are more likely than other people to suffer from mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as they face stressors and traumatic events at different stages of their journey. Many do not have access to mental health services, or the language barrier prevents them from seeking help.

Mental balance is essential so that when living in a new environment, people can successfully study, work and contribute positively to the host community and society.

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