Caring for ourselves and others in difficult times
Useful tips for the psychological support of families, children and youth and vulnerable groups of population.
Many people feel stressed about the current situation and may worry about their friends and relatives who are in other parts of the world. These are difficult and uncertain times for everyone, but some people find it harder than others to cope because of their personal experiences.
Some of us feel confused and uncertain about our future, while many of us feel lonely and find it difficult to stay away from our loved ones. It is normal to feel this way when we are facing a crisis. But bear in mind that every crisis has a beginning, a middle and an end.
Now more than ever, no matter where you were born or what language you speak, know that there is help for whatever you are going through. Remember, you are not alone – we will get through this together. It’s normal to feel anxious or stressed, but it’s really important to take care of our health and well-being as much as possible.
This document includes key practices to look after yourself and some useful ways to get support. It is the product of a collaboration between Doctors of the World UK, MdM-Greece and the School Psychology Laboratory of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and suggests useful psychological support tips for families, children, young people and vulnerable groups in the population.
The content of this document has been prepared in collaboration between the Laboratory of School Psychology of the Department of Psychology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (EKPA) and MdM-Greece in the framework of the intervention for the mental health and psychosocial support of MdM-Greece, with the support of the European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM).