Psychological support for journalists

According to statistics, 80 to 100 percent of journalists in their work used to witness traumatizing events. Some of them are intimidated and persecuted because of their professional activity, some are stressed by the constant news related to COVID-19 pandemic, and some are scared to think about the fragile future of the Ukrainian media market.

 

Lviv Media Forum, in partnership with the Mental Health and Trauma Therapy Center of the Ukrainian Catholic University, provides Ukrainian journalists with free psychological support.

 

How to participate?

You should contact directly the Mental Health and Trauma Therapy Center of the Ukrainian Catholic University at 097 416 94 94 (Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.), or by writing to prostirnadii@gmail.com.

As part of this project, we guarantee participants complete anonymity, so we do not conduct any selection. Those who apply first will take the opportunity to receive professional help. 

 

How long does the program last?

Thanks to the support of the International Renaissance Foundation, we have reserved 100 hours of consultations for journalists. Specialists are already working with the first clients. So if you feel that you have such a need – also ask for help.

 

How is everything organized?

Consultations are conducted online and individually. Wherever you are – being in any part of the country, working in a popular national or a small local media outlet, being a full-time journalist or freelancer, the main thing is to have the desire, time, and the Internet access.

To begin with, you will be assigned the first coordination meeting, during which the expert will determine the direction of further work and refer you to the appropriate specialist.

 

Who holds consultations?

Therapists from the Mental Health and Trauma Therapy Center “Prostir Nadii” of the Ukrainian Catholic University, opened in 2012, work with the program participants.

The Center provides qualified psychological / psychotherapy assistance for common disorders such as depression, REM behavior disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder, difficulties connected to bereavement experience, problems with relationships and communication, lack of self-confidence. The main methods of work are cognitive-behavioral therapy, schema therapy, EMDR.

 

The program is implemented with the financial support of The International Renaissance Foundation.

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