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Empatia provides mental support in your own language

Published at: 5/23/2023, 10:30 AM
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If you have fled Ukraine and are in need of psychological help, or if you have fled from Ukraine and are trained in mental healthcare, Empatia is here to help you from now on.

Mental healthcare in Ukrainian

You can turn to Empatia if you need mental support. The Empatia mental health programme aims to make mental healthcare more easily accessible to refugees from Ukraine. In order to prevent your mental health problems from getting worse. For example, Empatia ensures that mental healthcare is available in your own language. You can also get mental support from a Ukrainian specialist.

It is important that you make an appointment with your general practitioner first. The general practitioner can then refer you. You can find more information about this on the Empatia website.

Work that matches your experience

Empatia can also arrange for you to work as a Ukrainian psychologist in the Netherlands. The project guides psychologists from Ukraine through the process of credential evaluation by Nuffic. Depending on the degree rating, you can start working in your field. For example, as a basic psychologist in acute care or as a specialist in preventive care. This can be at a municipality, GGD location or social organisation. Empatia links you to a suitable workplace and to Ukrainians with a need for care.

These organisations form Empatia

VluchtelingenWerk Nederland, OPORA Foundation and PsyGlobal together form Empatia. In addition, the Loket Oekraïense Ontheemden Psychosociale Hulpverlening LOOP (Ukrainian displaced individuals psychosocial assistance office) is involved in Empatia. This is an information and advice centre for professionals and parties working with refugees from Ukraine. Empatia can help with any questions about mental assistance for Ukrainians.

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