Health Tech Without Borders Launches the 'Helping Healers Heal' Program to Support Mental Health in Ukraine ZURICH, December 21, 2022 (Newswire.com)
"Health Tech Without Borders, an independent, global non-profit movement providing digital health and telehealth aid where it's needed most, has launched the "Helping Healers Heal" or 3H program, a peer-to-peer support and essential coaching program. 3H aims to provide a safe virtual environment to support Ukrainian psychologists mentally and emotionally and help them manage their distress and build their resilience as they provide counseling services to the Ukrainian population suffering from the stress and trauma of war. The program also provides multiple opportunities for clinicians and psychologists to discuss the challenges of conducting therapy in times of war, discuss their educational needs, and share best practices through peer-to-peer support.
The holiday season can be an especially difficult time for many as they experience stress, anxiety, loneliness, and financial strain, all of which may trigger mental health problems or exacerbate the existing ones. The people of Ukraine, however, are even more vulnerable and in need of mental health support due to the constant stress associated with living in a warzone.
During this time of the year, mental health support in Ukraine becomes even more crucial than ever. According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Health (MoH), about 15 million Ukrainians are in need or will require psychological support. However, to be able to counsel individuals and provide psychological support, psychologists also need to look after their mental health to prevent their own burnout, continue helping those who need psychological support and guarantee ongoing treatment for their current and future patients.
Recognizing this gap in professional support, Health Tech Without Borders' 3H program provides a safe virtual environment where Ukrainian psychologists and counselors can receive the mental health support they need. Patients also benefit from the program because providers can better appreciate their patients' perception of problems and responses to the impact of trauma-related experiences like the loss of a loved one or displacement. Further, providers can deliver better diagnoses and build their clients' resilience and even hope in the setting of unimaginable human tragedy and loss.
To support this program and the work of Health Tech Without Borders, please consider donating to the "Help, Hope and Healthcare for Ukraine" campaign.
«They educate themselves and certainly know of many coping strategies. Still, when it comes down to it, we're all just human. This means they too must have someone to talk to about their feelings.»
About Health Tech Without Borders
Health Tech Without Borders is a global non-profit organization that supports local communities affected by sudden humanitarian emergencies. As an innovation hub, Health Tech Without Borders connects those in need of medical attention with vetted volunteer clinicians via online health intervention tools and offers targeted digital trainings to equip medical personnel with any additional education they might need.
Since its inception, Health Tech Without Borders has helped more than 62.000 patients in regions of crisis to seek medical and psychological support and facilitated targeted training for more than 2.000 clinicians."