MHPSS Project for children, teenagers and families

Medical Volunteers International

Last updated: 11/27/2023



  • Provide a safe space for children, teenagers and caregivers to promote resilience and mitigate psychological distress.
  • Promote mental health awareness and reduce stigmatization to mental health issues.
  • Identify potential mental health or child developmental concerns and refer to the appropriate services.


1. Sessions with caregivers
The objective of the sessions is to offer a trustworthy space where everyone can express themselves freely, since the purpose is to work on daily life events that the participants are encouraged to share without being judged or blamed nor imposing a single way of practicing parenthood. Caregivers are offered a safe space to discuss parenting and child upbringing, acquiring tools to be better able to engage in age appropriate communication and positive discipline with their children.

2. Sessions with teenagers
The objective of the activities is to provide teenagers with spaces to process their emotions through talking and exploring artistic forms of communication, while receiving some practical tools to apply in moments of distress through socio-emotional learning. In these spaces, teenagers will be able to understand their own emotions and needs, while also enhancing social skills to relate to peers from a more empathetic approach. These outcomes allow teenagers to regulate their emotions and mitigate psychological distress.

3. Play sessions with children
The objective of the play sessions is to provide early childhood stimulation with a central focus in promoting caregiver- child interaction, co-regulation and creativity to children between four and seven years old. The professionals promote cognitive, sensory- motor and socio- emotional development through games and recreational activities. Moreover, the space offers parental support and strengthens positive parental care.

4. Supervision to volunteers and members of staff
Spaces of supervision and training from a participatory approach for organizations that work with children, teenagers and caregivers. Topics suggested can include: trauma informed approach, child development, children’s co-regulation techniques and children’s challenging behavior.

Additional Information and Accessibility

  • This service is closed on public holidays: YES
  • Is an appointment required? YES
  • Are services available by referral only? YES
  • The entrance to this location has a ramp: NO
  • This location has an elevator: NO
  • This location has female staff: YES
  • This location has separate bathrooms for men and women: NO
  • All Services Listed Are Free of Charge: YES


Thiras 35, Athens

Postal Code 11252


Thiras [ΘΗΡΑΣ] 35, Athens