The European Union and UNDP have launched a new information campaign, ‘Better to know about’, aimed at raising awareness of mental health challenges in Ukraine, and mobilising efforts to support it.
Frederik Coene, Head of Cooperation at the EU Delegation to Ukraine, said the issue of public health support is just as urgent as rapid response humanitarian aid. “We are already seeing that long-term strategies of skilled psychological support will be needed to support those affected by the war in Ukraine and to minimise the consequences for mental health,” he said. “We are making every effort to ensure that high-quality psychological care is available for people throughout the country, including vulnerable populations.”
The campaign also includes a series of short videos on psychological first aid, how to help someone experiencing a panic attack, how to support the grieving process and how to cope with anxiety and stress through exercise.
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