Velos Youth enables young people to access important wellbeing services, such as mental and physical health professionals, and health and hygiene facilities. Through our partnerships and collaborations, we also connect them with other services and organisations in Athens that can provide the wanted forms of support.
Mental Health Services
In our day centre, we support young people to develop a better understanding of their mental health and the services available in the community, and provide them with a ‘toolbox’ of techniques they can use independently. To do this, we run group and individual sessions to help young people in need of mental health support.
With the beginning of the Transitioning to Adulthood project funded by EPIM, Babel Day Centre, who provide Mental Health services, have become a central referral pathways for the young people of Velos Youth.
When young people visit Velos Youth, we ensure their overall physical health is improved, they know where and how to access medical support, and understand basic principles of how to take care of themselves.
Access to Medical attention has been made possible through support from the Hellenic Red Cross mobile unit and the weekly workshops ran by Doctors Without Borders. Young people at Velos have been able to access vaccination schemes, the medical exams necessary for enrolling at school, basic treatments for skin issues and injuries, and basic medical advice.
Our day centre is equipped with bathroom, a shower, and laundry facilities. Young people can use these facilities to help them stay clean and healthy. We also provide soap and hygiene products for them to use, which are generously donated.
We are often in need of hygiene products. If you would like to support us with a donation have a look at our Needs List.