To respond to the worsening mental health crisis in Lesvos and the insufficient mental health resources for vulnerable asylum seekers, in October 2020 Fenix established its first mental health project, with a focus on women and GBV survivors.
Our MHPSS team consists of Greek and international psychologists. Our interventions include:
- Stabilization, psychological first aid, individual sessions, assessments, and evaluation and reports for the asylum procedure.
- Weekly group sessions for young male adults from 18-25 years old (many of them unrecognized unaccompanied minors registered as adults), women and translators from the refugee community, focusing on increasing emotional wellbeing, navigating daily challenges, learning essential language skills, and developing practical tools for stress management and anxiety.
- Psychiatric care. We collaborate with private psychiatrists and with the Psychiatric Unit of the Mytilini Public Hospital.