Since the beginning of November in Slovyansk, Artemivsk, Kramatorsk, Chervonyi Lyman, Konstantynivka and Druzhkova psychotherapeutic groups that hold weekly events for adults and children are organized. Groups work has two streams: art therapy and edutaining classes.
Within last two months 24 group classes with internally displaced persons in whom took part - 138 adults and children from Donetsk and Lugansk areas were given.
“All our family goes to art therapy on days off. It helps us receive positive emotions, spend time together doing something interesting and exciting and meet other people who moved from their hometowns. I consider that such classes are useful and joyful for our child”, Yana, the IDP from Thorez, noted.
One can receive psychological advice or join group classes at the following address:
39 Karl Marx St., 2nd floor.
Visiting hours: Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM
Hotline phone numbers:
MTS 066 711 26 13
LIFE 063516 53 61
Let us remind that in November the Agency for Democratic Development of Donbass started the project on providing psychological assistance to internally displaced persons who are living in Donetsk region. Now displaced persons receive the qualified help and advice of psychologists, can participate in work of psychotherapeutic groups and obtain useful information materials as soon as possible to adapt in new communities.
Edutaining classes. Photo by Maksym Danylchenko
The "Providing first psychological assistance for IDPs in Donetsk region" initiative is realized by CSO "Agency for Democratic Development of Donbass" with financial support of UNDP (within the "Fast Response to Social and Economic Problems of Internally Displaced Persons in Ukraine" project) and the Government of Japan.