Workshop on psychosocial support for persons with disabilities
Within the three-year project "Strengthening the resilience of older persons and persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis and future crises", the Red Cross of Serbia organized an educational workshop on psychosocial support for persons with disabilities. This workshop was held online on May 19, 2021, and the participants were the coordinators of the telephone centres for providing psychosocial support established within the project, as well as volunteers from these centres. Representatives of project partners from the region also participated: Caritas Kosova and the Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 27 participants in total. The workshop was led by Dragana Wright, coordinator of the project for mental health / psychosocial support in the Red Cross, and with the support of Natasa Todorovic and Dr. Milutin Vracevic, project coordinators.
The focus of this workshop was on the psychosocial well-being of persons with disabilities, on everyday but also for the COVID-19 pandemic specific barriers that hinder inclusion and access to services for persons with disabilities, as well as on language related to disability. Miloš Rokić, a representative of the National Organization of Persons with Disabilities, which is a partner in the project, had a lecture on support for persons with disabilities as part of this workshop.
The project "Strengthening the resilience of older persons and persons with disabilities during COVID-19 and future crises" is being implemented with the support of the European Union and the Austrian Development Agency.