European Union of Private Hospitals

Call for proposals for NGOs launched to support mental health of Ukrainian refugees

A € 2 million call for proposals for non-governmental organisations has been launched on 20 April to support mental health of displaced people from Ukraine. Proposals will implement best practices to improve mental health and psychological wellbeing in migrants and refugee populations, with a special focus on Ukrainian displaced people. Deadline to submit proposals is 31 May. More information on the Funding and Tenders Portal.

This action is funded under the EU4Health Programme and will be complemented by an agreement with the International Federation of Red Cross Societies to provide mental health services in the form of psychological first aid, triage, psychological trauma support and counselling to refugees in their own languages. Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides, said: “Russia’s brutal aggression in Ukraine has laid bare the horrors and scars of war. It has forced millions of innocent people, many of them children and vulnerable, to flee the only homes, lives and livelihoods they have ever known for a path of uncertainty. We must offer essential mental and psychological support to all those who need it. With this additional funding, we will ensure that this assistance is quickly provided on the ground with the help of our partner organisations. It is also a tangible example of our commitment to supporting Ukrainian refugees as they start to rebuild their lives.”