08 December 2022

“You are welcome here, and people are ready to help you”

In Belarus, 26 per cent of young people aged 15 to 19 have suicidal thoughts, and 18 per cent of young people have depressive symptoms.* Children are very vulnerable at this age. Change is happening everywhere: from your own growing body to your familiar environment (exams, college, university). Going through all this with the support of…, About psychologists, About 30 psychologists collaborate with the platform today. There were certain selection requirements to them. These were documents proving higher specialized education and at least 3 years working experience. Psychologists filled out an application, and then they were interviewed. If the interview was successful, the psychologist could undergo…, About peer counselors, Peer counselors are not psychologists, but peers. They do not provide psychological assistance: they communicate and provide support based on their personal experience. Their task is to listen carefully, talk, and refer people to a psychologist if they feel it is needed. Today all peer counsels on the platform are students of the Institute of …, About the platform user age, There is no way we can monitor who signs up for a psychologist, especially when it comes to counseling without a video. However, in Belarus, psychological assistance for children without notifying the parents may only be provided to 14 year olds or older adolescents. Children under 14 need parental permission. That is, children under 14 may not…, About self-help, If a young person finds it challenging to contact a specialist even in a text or audio/video format, then the person can read more on the website . The website has FAQs by adolescents: about self-doubt, about dissatisfaction with their appearance, about bullying and cyberbullying, about relationships with parents. These are the questions most…