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Relax application provides psychosocial support

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AMMAN — The International Medical Corps launched a free online application called “Relax” to expand mental health and psychosocial support services in the Kingdom, Al-Rai Daily reported.اضافة اعلان

It said the application, which is available to refugees living in the country and registered with the UN refugee agency UNHCR, facilitates access to services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The application was developed to provide three basic services, namely to raise public awareness as the application includes tips on how to deal with stress and how to remain safe from the COVID-19 virus, and information on common psychological and neurological disorders.

Additionally, it improves access to mental health and psychosocial support  services by helping vulnerable people overcome difficulties in accessing the services, resulting from physical and financial barriers.

The application provides contact information for all mental health and psychosocial support clinics in the Kingdom, as well as their locations. It also states information on a support hotline, which is completely confidential.

A function allows users to make anonymous calls via the app with mental health professionals including psychiatrists, psychotherapists, counselors, and case managers in the various clinics.

The application gives access to workers trained on the principles of case management in mental health, who can respond to inquiries and connect people to the nearest clinics affiliated with the Ministry of Health, which provide mental health services and psychosocial support.

The application provides training opportunities for both professional and non-specialist healthcare providers to strengthen their ability to provide more accessible mental health and psychosocial support services to refugee and other communities across Jordan.

Relax is designed to ease the burden of a shortage of mental health professionals in the Kingdom by providing immediate or pre-registered training to those who need it.

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