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Ukraine's first lady's mental health initiative holds training for volunteers in Kyiv

Фото: t.me/kyivoda

Ukraine's first lady's initiative, "How Are You?" held training for volunteers on young people's mental health in the Kyiv region.

The relevant report was published by Kyiv local authorities.

What is the problem?

Due to Russia's hostilities in Ukraine, the number of mentally affected people is growing rapidly. Those who endured the first months of the war's new stage without troubles still will struggle later. Getting used to constant war conditions will result in a negative impact on mental health.

Even after Ukraine's victory, this war will affect the psyche for at least the next seven to ten years.

What is the solution?

A training seminar "Mental Health of Youth" was held as part of the All-Ukrainian Mental Health Program "Are You OK?" on the initiative of Olena Zelenska, the statement said.

How does it work?

This event was held for volunteers of youth centers and safety hubs and coordinators of mental health projects in the Kyiv region.

The participants discussed ways to develop the psychological resilience of young people, and learned effective practices that will help manage emotions and stress and take care of their inner state.

Photo: t.me/kyivoda

The training hosts presented U-Report, an interactive tool for researching young people's needs and mental health. This is a global youth project for conducting weekly topical surveys among Ukrainians through social media.

Photo: t.me/kyivoda

Previously, the government-backed network of educational, cultural, and volunteer spaces, "Honcharenko Center," launched a nationwide project to support women from military families.

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