Mental health and refugees

6.11.2017 13.00-16.00, 
Õpetajate Maja, Hansasaal
Raekoja plats 14, Tallinn

Estonia hosts an increasing number of refugees from different corners of the world, including from Syria. We do know that there´s war in Syria, but do we know what are the impacts on people? How to help traumatized children or adults?

Estonian Refugee Council and Ethical Links invite you to listen and discuss!

The guest speaker Dr Wael Alraas is Syrian psychiatrist from Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations – an organization that works in Syria, Turkey and Lebanon.

We´ll also hear experiences from people working with refugees in Estonia and discuss the challenges.


13.00 Introduction, Eero Janson, Estonian Refuge Council
13.15-14.00 Impact of Syrian war on mental health, dr. Wael AlRaas, UOSSM (Syria/Turkey)
14.00-14.15 Work with Syrian refugees in Turkey, music therapist Liina Melanie Sarapik and psychologist Agne Põlder
14.15-14.30 Break
14.30-15.00 What experiences have we had in Estonia regarding psychological and mental health issues? Taavet Tomberg (Eesti Pagulasabi), Kristina Avdonina (JMK), Evelin Müürel (Ohvirabi)
15.00-16.00 Discussion: What can we do to support adoptation of refugees, incl. mental health issues?

Seminar is in English and free of charge.

Additional information:

Nastja Pertsjonok
51 32 891

Seminar is funded by the Estonian Foreign Ministry’s Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid funds.

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