Turkish Red Crescent Society

Who is responsible for psychosocial support (PSS)?

Public Health and Psychosocial Services Directorate

Contact for PSS

Ayse CELIK, Public Health and Psychosocial Services

Phone: +90 312 293 6093

Fax: +90 312 430 0175

E-mail: psychosocial(at)kizilay.org.tr


Website of the national society or PSS


Field of psychosocial support at the moment

1. Community based psychosocial support activities for Syrians

15 Active Community Centers in 14 cities;

Needs assesment, Protection and case management, Psychoeducation and trainings for adults, children, parents, teachers; Individual psychological counselling and psychotherapy, Support groups, Social and cultural harmonization activities, Volunteer involvement (professional / non-professional), Staff support activities (staff and volunteers), Livelihood, Capacity building (staff, volunteers and TRC branches)


2. Social Services and social care programs for vulnerable groups

Routine social and financial support program, East & South East Anatolia social & psychosocial aid activities, Activities for the elderly: Community-based home care and guest houses, supporting juvenile delinquents and their families


3. Regional and local PS capacity building activities


  • Bingol Earthquake, 2003,
  • Pakistan Earthquake, 2005
  • Van Earthquake, 2011
  • South Asia Tsunami Relief – Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, 2004
  • Bingöl Flood, November 2006
  • Iraq Crisis, TRCS Refugee Camps, March 2003
  • Soma Mine Disaster, 2014
  • Ermenek Mine Disaster, 2014
  • Train Crash, July 2004
  • A school bus traffic accident in Izmir, April 2007
  • Ankara-Ulus Bombing, July 2007
  • Gungoren Istanbul Bombing, 2007
  • Coup Attempt in 2016



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