HELPLINES DURING THE PANDEMIC

The Green Foundation has joined forces with the Liga za duševné zdravie (League for Mental Health) and the IPčko (Internet counseling for young people) in an ambitious activity to increase the capacity for non-stop psychological support and crisis intervention sixfold during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our foundation covered the organization of administrative and management activities. The foundation also provided the necessary premises for the operation of the helpline.

In Slovakia, approximately 350,000 people are treated for psychiatric diagnoses, who are extremely at risk of isolation, deepening of the symptoms of their mental disorders, and significantly reduced ability to undergo regular treatment personally. Examples of good practices from both China and Italy point to the great importance of crisis lines providing psychological support in difficult social and personal periods.