A share of the applicants and beneficiaries of international protection – as well as those who are refused the status – suffer from the consequences of traumatizing experiences, characterized by states of affective and emotional vulnerability and instability linked to behavioural troubles. Without treatment these troubles can become chronic and lead to psychiatric and psychosomatic illnesses.
The psychological work, which Omega 90 offers in the framework of the mateneen project aims to bring help to refugees who suffer from the psychological and psychosomatic consequences of heavy experiences of loss and violence. This help has as its goal to alleviate the sufferings of concerned persons and to stabilize them through different means.
1. Group interventions
In order not to get “lost in translation”, group interventions mostly put the emphasis on creative activities in the spirit of art therapy also including body work.
2. Psychoeducation and training
Psychoeducational interventions have refugees as a target population.
The training interventions are addressed to professionals and volunteers working with refugees.
The idea behind these two types of interventions is to inform about the dynamic of symptoms and disorders connected with bereavement and psycho-traumas.
3. Individual work
In the framework of individual follow-up a psychological or psychotherapeutic accompaniment is proposed to all interested persons. Specific difficulties related to bereavement and to psychotraumatisms can be treated. The goal is to prevent or to treat psychic, emotional, physical or social consequences of a post-traumatic stress or a complex bereavement.
– Applicants for international protection
– Beneficiaries of international protection
– Rejected asylum seekers
Duration of the project: 01/01/17 -31/12/18
M. Pit Recktenwald