“There is probably no group of people more in need of psychological care than refugees. They are traumatized by violence and scarred by loss. And very often, their uncertain life in exile exposes them to more challenges than they are mentally prepared to handle."
Melissa Fleming, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
New Reality International has partnered with Schaepper Psychiatry to provide culturally sensitive and sustainable mental health services to female refugees, in the Middle East, through a unique endeavor called the Peace of Heart Project (PHP).
The Peace of Heart project will provide professional mental health support via online tele-communication platforms to women refugees, as well as "front line" workers (i.e teachers, doctors, community helpers, etc), working directly with the refugees. This very special population will receive vital emotional and psychological support, through professional assistance in trauma coaching, and the opportunity to heal and grow in a safe nurturing environment, learning not only how to cope with the tragedies they have experienced, but gaining tools for them to have a healthy mind.
We are looking for mental health professionals with a passion for helping this very special group of people. Preferably, volunteers will have experience working with refugees or people with acute grief, anger, depression, and loss. Other preferable qualifications are to have a working knowledge of Arabic, Farsi, and Urdu. A background in Arabic or Middle Eastern culture is also ideal but not required.