OUR SUPPORT FOR YOU IS AT HAND

Free online support for Ukrainians who experience anxiety, confusion, despair, loneliness, panic attacks, depression, guilt, and deteriorated relations with relatives. Write to us and we will contact you

About the initiative

According to Reuters estimates, the number of refugees from Ukraine has reached 6 million people, approximately half of them are children. According to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) representative James Elder, every minute 55 children in Ukraine become refugees. This crisis is unprecedented in the speed and scale of refugee flows since the Second World War, and so far we see no signs of slowing down. The deprivation of social status, the loss of living conditions and the severing of all kinds of social ties with friends and relatives creates an unexampled crisis. Among the many needs of displaced people, due attention must be given to the protection of mental health and psychosocial well-being. Considering the uncertainty of the time period the Ukrainians will be in refugee status, we initiated a long-term project of psychological assistance.

Why it is important

According to research by the Institute of Cognitive Modeling, the
dynamics of mental state change during military events rapidly shifts from inspiration, euphoria, hope and faith to anxiety, fear, depression, surrender and despair. According to Harvey (1990), psychotraumatic events can cause such manifestations:

  • irritability
  • numbness
  • decreased interest
  • decreased concentration
  • insomnia
  • psychological and physiological hypervigilance
  • a vague idea of the future
  • feeling of hopelessness
  • shame and self-hatred
  • social anxiety and panic attacks
  • chronic pain, muscle and skeletal problems
  • different forms of addictions

All of this affects the process of adaptation to new conditions of life in another country, which even without these symptoms can take from three months to a year. Psychological support and work with psychological trauma will help you cope with difficult experiences.

Who we are

We are a team of Ukrainian psychologists, researchers, psychotherapists
and psychiatrists offering you free help and support.

 

Vyacheslav Khalansky

Vyacheslav Khalansky

Initiator of the project, psychotherapist

Certified psychotherapist, member of the Ukrainian Union of Psychotherapists. Director of the Ukrainian team of the research project “Building More Forgiving Communities around the Globe”

Maryana Mykolaychuk

Maryana Mykolaychuk

Psychologist, psychotherapist

Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychotherapy, Ukrainian Catholic University. Methods of work: cognitive-behavioral therapy, scheme-therapy, emotionally-focused therapy of married couples

Oksana Matlasevych

Oksana Matlasevych

Family psychologist

Head of the Department of Psychology and Pedagogy of the National University “Ostroh Academy”. Doctor of Psychology, Associate Professor. Family psychologist, working with adults and children in the Gestalt approach

Yulia Zavhorodnia

Yulia Zavhorodnia

Psychologist

Anxiety disorders in children and adults, mood disorders in children and adults, behavioral disorders, tic disorder in children and adults, complex trauma, I also have experience of work with foster families

Anna Chatchenko

Anna Chatchenko

Psychotherapist, psychologist

I work with topics such as difficulties with self-esteem and self-acceptance, age crisis, professional self-determination and self-search, separation from parents and building personal boundaries, loss (relatives, relationships, health, etc.), psychological trauma

Victoria Babych

Victoria Babych

Psychotherapist

Psychiatrist of the highest category. Psychotherapist. Medical psychologist. Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Addiction, Bogomolets National Medical University

Ruslana Tenetko

Ruslana Tenetko

Psychologist, coach

I work with adults and children using Gestalt therapy, art therapy and neurography

Olga Kukshyna

Olga Kukshyna

Psychotherapist

Psychotherapist, family psychologist. Work with crisis, loss of meaning, fears, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, relationship difficulties, experience of divorce or loss of loved ones, loneliness

Olexandr Stolyarchuk

Olexandr Stolyarchuk

Psychologist, trauma therapist

Member of the Ukrainian Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Methods of work: cognitive-behavioral therapy, crisis counseling, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)

Halyna Handzilevska

Halyna Handzilevska

Psychologist, child psychologist

Gestalt consultant, certified psychodramatist and fairy tale therapist, narrative and child psychologist, doctor of psychological sciences, professor, professor of psychology and pedagogy, director of the Center “Sanogenic pedagogy and psychology” of the National University “Ostroh
Academy ”(Ukraine), intern at the University of Žilina (Slovakia)

Volodymyr Moisei

Volodymyr Moisei

Sports psychologist

I specialize in working with people who:
– have experienced psychological or physical violence;
– with people with disabilities who are experiencing deep emotional experiences about their physical data;
– who have a deep spiritual crisis.
In 2018 acquired a master of sports with Push-Pull, in 2020 – received the title of “Father of the Year” in the Zaporizhzhia region, in 2020 – became a record holder in Ukraine. Became a record holder of the National Register of Ukraine in 2022

How we work

Clients will be able to seek for assistance via social network messangers (WhatsApp,
Telegram, Skype, Viber) from 8.00 to 20.00.

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Customers should fill out a short form.

The coordinator will contact you and offer to make an appointment. Crisis counseling sessions (up to 30 minutes) are possible in real time.

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Our project is an international network of psychotherapists and psychologists who speak Ukrainian or Russian. We have come together to support Ukrainians affected by the war. We offer help to everyone who needs it. Get three free of charge consultations from experienced mental health professionals. We are closed on Saturdays and Sundays, but we receive your messages and will definitely reply to you on Monday.

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Confidentiality

We maintain high professional and ethical standards, which imply strict confidentiality, respect for the individual, and acting in the interests of the client.