When 125 Ukrainian psychologists reached out for help and support, one week after the war in Ukraine started, Trauma Support Ukraine (TSU) was created right away. This is a collaboration between 3 Dutch based organizations: Trauma Company, Sounds of Change and Safe & Sound, who have over a decade of experience in trauma-sensitive support in war and conflict areas.
On Friday 4 March, TSU started with the first online training on trauma-sensitive support in acute crisis situations to these 125 Ukrainian psychologists. Since then, the online training continues weekly: every Wednesday there is 1-hour focus group, every other week on Friday there is a 2-hour webinar for psychologists and a 1-hour webinar for teachers. Each week, more and more Ukrainian mental health professionals and teachers are getting connected.
“This is my safe space…”
“Full of light and hope!”
Feedback from Ukrainian
psychologists and teachers
The goal is to equip these professionals in order for them to support the Ukrainian people
trauma-sensitively, and by doing so build their resilience and prevent the possible
development of post-traumatic stress disorder or other trauma-related symptoms.
“So structured, clear and very helpful.”
“Thank you so much for your support! It means so much…”