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Mental Health

The National Psychological Care Program

UOSSM launched the National Psychological Care Program to reduce the negative effects of the conflict on the Syrian people. Through this program, mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) centres are being operated in Syria, Turkey, Lebanon.

MHPSS centres provide mental health and psychosocial support to affected populations in schools, camps, service bodies, care houses, and hospitals. They provide the following services: treatment, rehabilitation, special education, assessment, training, follow-up, surveys, outreach programs, family counselling, and social scanning.

MHPSS centres provide mental health and psychosocial services to more than 50,000 refugees and internally displaced people, 10% of which are children. In coordination with Yale University, UOSSM is the only organization that provides telepsychiatry services, allowing the UOSSM team to reach cases across great distances. Diagnostic services, psychiatric medication and treatment are offered through sub-centres located across Syria via a remote treatment service, the Syria Tele-Mental Health (STMH) network and the Collegium Telemedicus website hosted by Yale University.

 

MENTAL HEALTHCARE IS A CRUCIAL ASPECT OF HEALTHCARE:

There is one major MHPSS centre, five sub-clinics, and two mobile clinics in Qah offering the following services: treatment, rehabilitation, special education, evaluation/assessment, training, follow-up, statistics and psycho-social support.

128,000 patients benefited from psychosocial services across all of UOSSM’s centres in Syria and Turkey.

 

UOSSM strives to relieve mental illness that occurs as a result of war and humanitarian crises.

We help those that are suffering from mental illness by:

  • Providing psychiatric treatment
  • Providing individual and collective psychological treatment
  • Training field staff
  • Training staff working in the mental health department
  • Raising the skill levels of staff working in the mental health department
  • Psychological first aid (diagnosis and treatment) through psychological mobile clinics

 

UOSSM seeks to maximize psychosocial care for victims of the Syrian war by providing services in multiple countries:

  • Lebanon: Adn Centre
  • Syria: Qah and sub-centres
  • Turkey: Centres in Gaziantep and Reyhanli

In Qah Centre and in sub-centres, we are able to provide services to 200,000 people in Atma and Qah, 700,000 people in rural West Idlib, and over 130 camps.