Those who have fled Russia’s war against Ukraine may suffer from panic attacks, despair, apathy, fear, powerlessness or restlessness. People who have lost loved ones, for example, or who find it difficult to cope in a new environment can also seek professional psychological support. Since 1 June 2022, refugees from Ukraine in need of assistance have had access to statutory health insurance. Their services also include psychological counselling and therapy. Anyone who wants to make use of these services must present the electronic health card of their health insurance company. If you are looking for contact addresses in your region, you can find them at the psychosocial centers for refugees and victims of tortures. There is also a local social psychiatric service. Children, adolescents and young adults (up to 25 years of age) can use the Crisis Chat Ukraine free of charge, a digital psychosocial counselling service around the clock. This information is provided by the Federal Government Commissioner for Integration in her website of 1 July 2022.
Access to psychosocial centers: https://www.baff-zentren.org/hilfe-vor-ort/psychosoziale-zentren/
Access to Crisis Chat Ukraine: https://krisenchat.de/ukraine
Neckarfront Tübingen. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Mostafa Elyasian.