Agency offers free psychotherapy treatment services for refugees

Agency offers free psychotherapy treatment services for refugees

Agency offers free psychotherapy treatment services for refugees

A Canadian Agency has been said to be offering free psychotherapy treatment services for refugees. An agency in Toronto is offering free mental health and psychotherapy services (up to 20 sessions) for refugees and refugee newcomers, free of charge.

See below for more details.

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The agency IG Vital Health provides psychotherapy assessment and treatment services to individuals and families in need of mental health support especially those who are formerly or currently going through the refuge/asylum seeking process.

The services are offered to help with anxiety and panic attacks, mood disorders, depression, trauma, eating disorders, sleep patterns, stress management, obsessive compulsion problems, adjustment difficulties, addictions, grief and more.

Resources for Syrian Refugees

Below is a list of resources specific for refugees from Syria.

  • Health Care Coverage for Syrian Refugees – A list of the health care services that are covered for Syrian refugees under the IFH program. From Lifeline Syria.
  • Refugee HealthLine – Call this line (1-866-286-4770), for free, to register for help in being connected with a health service provider who can assist with initial medical assessments and referral to other health services. This is not an emergency or crisis line.
  • Community Resources for Immigrant and Refugee Youth – This is a list of  services for immigrant and refugee youth across Canada. From the Canadian Paediatric Society.
  • Tip Sheets for Caregivers – These tip sheets are for caregivers of Syrian refugee children. They have information about  recognizing culture shock, helping children cope with stress and how to welcome children into daycare settings. From CMAS Canada.

Find more information in Where can I get help with my mental health?

Many settlement agencies can help you find mental health and other services that you need. To find help, go to Services Near Me and search for “community health centres” or “crisis lines” in your area.

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In addition to clinical psychotherapy and counseling, the agency offers proprietary professional reports that are sometimes utilized as supporting documents for various legal processes and applications that refugees and immigrants pursue in Canada and/or to access more comprehensive assistance in healthcare.

According to Nazim Baghirov, IG Vital Health’s director who is an immigrant himself, “Our entire staff, including the founders, is comprised of immigrants. We recognize the unique challenges that immigrants and refugees face in the process of migrating and in starting and building a new life in Canada.”

“We wanted our services to be of the highest quality and effectiveness that we could establish.

We recognized many issues with mental health services offered to immigrants and refugees, for instance, such us the access to services, timeliness of those services, the quality of assistance, the cost and even misinformation, misguidance, and professional malpractices,” says Baghirov.

Services are offered seven days a week, by appointment in a range of languages, besides English. Refugees and recent migrants should be able to check and confirm eligibility for the free program by reaching out the agency.

Once confirmed, the only requirement is for individuals to acquire a referral to psychotherapy from any walk-in clinic or family physician (MD or Nurse Practitioner) with a suggested diagnosis.

Psychotherapy Resources for Syrian Refugees

Below is a list of psychotherapy resources specific for refugees from Syria.

  • Health Care Coverage for Syrian Refugees – A list of the health care services that are covered for Syrian refugees under the IFH program. From Lifeline Syria.
  • Refugee HealthLine – Call this line (1-866-286-4770), for free, to register for help in being connected with a health service provider who can assist with initial medical assessments and referral to other health services. This is not an emergency or crisis line.
  • Community Resources for Immigrant and Refugee Youth – This is a list of  services for immigrant and refugee youth across Canada. From the Canadian Paediatric Society.
  • Tip Sheets for Caregivers – These tip sheets are for caregivers of Syrian refugee children. They have information about  recognizing culture shock, helping children cope with stress and how to welcome children into daycare settings. From CMAS Canada.

Many settlement agencies can help you find mental health and other services that you need. To find help, go to Services Near Me and search for “community health centres” or “crisis lines” in your area.

For More psychotherapy Information

  • Mental Health Helpline – This free, confidential phone line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They provide information about mental health services in Ontario. Information is available in over 170 languages. Information by email or web chat is also available.
  • Information on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Information about the signs of PTSD and where you can get help. From the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
  • Mental Health & Addiction Information – Links to information and resources about mental health and addiction. From the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
  • Alone in Canada: 21 Ways to Make it Better – Information for single newcomers to Canada. You can get it in more than 15 languages. From the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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