Mental Health Support

Our mental health affects the quality of life and provides resources to cope with all the challenges and adapt to a new country. Mental health is important at every stage of life, especially now, as it influences how we think, feel, and act.
The OPORA team is ready to help you build inner strength and adapt to life in the UK. We have gathered the best advice from psychologists and informational resources that will surely help you take care of yourself and your mental health.

OPORA Resources


Psychological Support Channel

A Telegram channel providing support for Ukrainians in the UK on issues related to psychological health, moderated by experts and volunteers.
Join our channel to learn more about psychological health and support for Ukrainians in the UK.


Question to a Psychologist

If you are struggling with issues that are difficult to solve on your own, please get in touch with us for help. Send your question to us via email at ku.aropo%40htlaehlatnem, and our practicing psychologists will provide you with the necessary assistance and support.
Answers to your questions will be published anonymously on our Telegram channel, and all names will be changed to preserve confidentiality.


Interactive Mental Health Map

An interactive map of psychological support services for Ukrainians located in the UK. Link to the map:
OPORA continues to gather information on possible options for psychological support. If you are attending or organizing events (support groups, therapies, lectures) or are a psychologist or psychotherapist, please send detailed information to .ku.aropo%40htlaehlatnem


Adaptation Shock

Forced relocation to a new country, difficulties in socialization, different cultures. Familiar?OPORA invites you to watch a webinar on "Adaptation Shock" and figure out which stage of adaptation you are at and how to make this path easier. The speaker is Zinaida Slobodyanyuk, a psychologist and Gestalt psychotherapist with a private practice focusing on Ukrainian issues
During the webinar, you will learn about:
● Adaptive intelligence.● The path from shock to adaptation. What stage am I in?● How can I better adapt to the present?● How does the Ukrainian frame of reference work in another country?
To download the materials provided during the webinar, click here.

Other Resources


Barnardo's is an organization that supports and protects children. They have opened a hotline for Ukrainian speakers with translators available in Ukrainian and Russian.
The hotline operates: • Monday-Friday from 10:00 to 20:00 • Saturday from 10:00 to 15:00To call the hotline, dial 0800 148 8586, or email .ku.gro.sodranrab%40troppusnainiarku


If you or someone else is in danger, call 999.If you need mental health support, seek help from NHS online or call 111.Contact the 24-hour mental health helpline in your region, and learn more by country:England - Scotland - Wales - Northern Ireland -


The British Red Cross provides a free and confidential support line to help people in difficult situations. The helpline offers support in various areas, including psychological support, medical assistance, legal advice, and more. If you need help or advice, contact The British Red Cross support line.
Contact: 0808 196 3651 (from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily (London time))


The "How are you?" program is a communication campaign within the All-Ukrainian Mental Health Program, initiated by Olena Zelenska.
The crisis helpline provides support in the most difficult moments for Ukrainians in the UK.Contact: +44 808 164 2432*All calls from UK local numbers are free.


 Nadiya - A Quest For A Safer Place — аn app for Ukrainian children and their parents who have been severely affected by war. The app was developed by the British charity organization Apart of Me in response to the request of Ukrainian psychologists.

In just 14 days, you and your child can learn:
✔️ How to find calm amidst the storm.
✔️ How to be kinder to yourself and others.
✔️ How to have difficult conversations.
✔️ How to find hope when everything seems hopeless.

Available in English and Ukrainian languages, the app provides psychological support and helps children recover from traumatic experiences by engaging in playful exercises with parents or caregivers.


Mind is a charity organization that focuses on mental health issues. The organization provides a wide range of services that promote support and education on mental health issues in the local community. Its goal is to support individuals in their recovery process and promote social inclusion.
Contacts: email ku.gro.dnim%40ofni and phone number 0300 123 3393.