Since 2013, the Babel Day Centre has been continuously providing specialized mental health care services to people with experiences of torture and violence.
These services include psychiatric and psychological assessment, follow-up, psychological support, counselling, psychotherapy, liaison with other services, interpretation, and escort services. They are delivered by trained professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists, social worker, health professionals and interpreters.
Soon, therapeutic activities through art will be included.
From October 1, 2023, and for one year, these services will be provided with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), as the action was included in the SNF-Release Athens donation program, within the framework of the Foundation’s “International Health Initiative” (IHI).
People interested in receiving those services due to experiences of torture and violence could contact Babel either in person or by phone from Monday to Friday between 09:30 -16:00 where a specialized professional will receive the request and inform them about the planning of the first clinical meeting.
Actors interested in referring people with experiences of torture and violence could inform them of the above-mentioned regarding access to the services provided.
It is important to mention that, according to Babel’s philosophy, support takes different forms, depending on the needs of each individual person and the support plan that will be co–created.