NETWORK PROVIDING PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT TO REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS IN EGYPT


PSTIC facilitates a network of Psychosocial Workers based within organizations and communities to assist refugees, migrants and asylum seekers by providing mental health and psychosocial support.

PSYCHOSOCIAL WORKERS SUPPORTIVE SERVICES

  • Individual and family support, counseling and problem solving
  • Advocacy
  • Referral and accompaniment to services (when needed).
  • Housing assistance as support to issues of protection

EMERGENCY RESPONSE 24 hours / 7 days a week

  • Response to psychosocial, mental health, housing, protection crises throughout Greater Cairo.

COMMUNITY AWARENESS RAISING

  • Psycho-education workshops in refugee communities
  • PSTIC Neighborhood Theatre Company raising awareness about refugees to Egyptian communities.

RECREATION ACTIVITIES Refugee-Egyptian for children and adults

  • Sport Clubs for games, football and basketball
  • Art Workshops

MENTAL HEALTH

  • Assessment and referral to mental health services.
  • Counseling
  • Follow-up after in-patient mental health treatment.
  • Support groups for victims of trafficking, survivors of gender based violence and more.
  • Support and advocacy for children with disabilities

TRAINING IN PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT

1) Community Based Psychosocial Workers Training Course
    Certificates granted by PSTIC and TdH with AUC Center for Migration and Refugee Studies.

  • Level 1: Psychosocial Support

     7 month / 375 hours classroom and field based course with individual and group supervision.

  • Level 2:  Psychosocial Support

     5 month / 100 hours classroom training with individual and group supervision.

2) Community Responsibility in Psychosocial Support

  • Training CBO Leaders and Community Volunteers to facilitate crisis intervention and psychosocial support.

3) Training for professionals

  • Integrating psychosocial support into other helping services including UN organizations and NGOs.
  • Emergency mental health treatment for medical doctors
  • Working with refugees and survivors of emergencies for psychiatrists.

4) Emergency Responders
Emergency response training including Psychological First Aid (PFA) to enable humanitarian workers to support the psychosocial wellbeing of affected people.