The Ministry of Digital Transformation and UNDP launch a new series of educational videos on psychological assistance [EN/UK] – Ukraine

The Ministry of Digital Transformation and UNDP launch a new series of educational videos on psychological assistance [EN/UK] – Ukraine

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The course offers helpful advice from psychologists on how to manage psychological stress in wartime

Kyiv, July 14, 2021 – A new series of educational videos “Psychological support to civilians: How to help yourself and your loved ones” is now available on the Diia.Education platform.

The new course offers advice from psychologists to help everyone maintain their mental well-being under stressful conditions. It consists of 15 videos, each four to eight minutes long, that explain how people can help their family and close friends maintain good mental health during war.

Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation and European Integration Valeria Ionan said that the Ministry of Digital Transformation is adapting its activities to meet the most urgent needs of Ukrainians during the large-scale war.

“That’s why we’re launching a new educational series on dealing with psycho-emotional stress,” she said.

“This is one of the biggest and most prevalent problems. Please share this series with your friends and family members to help them deal with stress and anxiety.

The course will help Ukrainians:

  • Learn to overcome stress and tension
  • Helping their children overcome negative emotions
  • Learn to deal with negative thoughts
  • Resolve misunderstandings
  • Coping with psychological trauma
  • Know the stages of grief

Olena Ursu, the head of the UNDP in Ukraine’s democratic governance team, said access to health care and psychological assistance is essential because the war is seriously affecting all Ukrainians.

“Millions of Ukrainians live in constant fear and anxiety and need help with stress relief,” Ursu said.

“At UNDP, we believe that the launch of a series of educational videos will enable Ukrainians to get psychological first aid, helping them cope with burnout and anxiety, and teaching them how they can help their relatives.

The course was developed by the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, with the support of the UNDP Human Rights Project for Ukraine, which is implemented and funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark , and the Digital, Inclusive, Accessible: Support to Digitalization of Public Services in Ukraine (DIA Support Project), implemented with financial support from Sweden.

Media inquiries:

Yuliia Samus, UNDP Ukraine Communications Team Leader, [email protected]

John C. Dent