Providing psychological first aid to refugees fleeing Ukraine
A tragedy is unfolding in Ukraine and three million refugees have already fled to neighbouring countries. The impacts of this war will be felt for years in the minds and bodies of people but care at the point of crisis can help prevent long term impact on mental and physical impacts of experiencing violence and forced displacement.
We are responding to the crisis in Ukraine and providing psychosocial care to refugees as they flee their country. We are working with local organisations to set up safe spaces for refugees so that they can access vital psychological first aid.
Refugees’ stories don’t end when they escape violence and humanitarian crises take huge tolls on people’s mental health. People who have experienced conflict are more likely to be affected by depression, toxic stress and anxiety. Separation from support networks like family and friends can leave people feeling isolated and struggling to process their trauma. Amna is working to change this.
We provide free introductory trainings to setting up safer spaces for individuals and organisations working with refugees and provide funding, training, tools and mentorship in trauma-sensitive psychosocial support so that vital mental health services are available to all those who need it.
View our open call for our Ukraine response here and register for an introductory training below.