EU4Health Call on Mental Health Support for Ukrainian Displaced People

Funding to improve mental health and psychological wellbeing in migrants and refugee populations with a special focus on Ukraine’s displaced people.

The Ukraine crisis has an unprecedented impact on the mental health of the displaced people in the European Union coming from Ukraine. Ukrainian/Russian-speaking mental health professionals will play a key role to support mental health and wellbeing of displaced people arriving from Ukraine. It is therefore essential to build on, reinforce and empower this critical resource in the EU. It is also critical to provide ways to promote the networking of such health professionals, promoting their work with the national health systems and also non-governmental organisations (NGOs), to build capacity, and share experiences and best practices.

The main objective of this EU4Health action is to increase awareness, knowledge generation, and sharing, and capacity building to improve mental health and psychological wellbeing in migrants and refugee populations, with a special focus on Ukraine’s displaced people, via the implementation of promising and best practices and guidance.

Specifically, the actions will support interested stakeholder organisations, to discuss and exchange mental health practices and knowledge, to implement promising and best practices and evidence-based actions. The activities should focus on the needs of Ukraine’s displaced people who are mainly located in Ukraine’s neighbouring countries or in other EU member states and support for NGOs and health professionals speaking Ukrainian/Russian who work with Ukrainian displaced people.

Applicants must be legal entities (public or private bodies) established in an EU Member State (including overseas countries and territories linked to it (OCTs)) or EEA countries and countries associated to the EU4Health Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before the signature of the grant agreement.

With a total call budget of €2 million, up to three proposals will be supported. Given the complexity of the activities, the recommended length of a project is 24 months.

Applications must be submitted by 31 May 2022 (17:00 CEST).

(This report was the subject of a RESEARCHconnect Newsflash.)