Web meeting "Pskov production and integration workshops for people with mental health problems"

September 24, 2020
Arkhangelsk, Russia

The web meeting will be organized by the Centre of Sustainable Development of Pskov Region on September 24, 2020 at 11 a.m. Moscow time/10 a.m. Central European Time at the Zoom platform.

The speaker is Vyacheslav Sukmanov, the director of production and integration workshops in the city of Pskov.

Those who want to know what social services really are, who provide social services or consider such an opportunity for themselves in the future are invited to participate.

"In order to help people with mental health conditions to adapt to regular life, we need to teach them," Vyacheslav Sukmanov says.

No wonder that production and integration workshops have become a place of attraction for teachers all over the country. Here one can see how the pupils take their first steps during special classes and workshops, how they grow up and become full members of society. A special culture of communication creates that special atmosphere, which nurtures like a caring babysitter and puts the pupils on their feet.

The adaptation includes learning basic household skills (cooking, taking care of clothes, washing and ironing, paying utility bills and managing the budget), communication training, psychological support, sports and handicraft, making and sale of souvenirs.

All these skills seem very simple to us, but some people with mental health conditions cannot even use a microwave. Left to their fate, young people, even having a prescription, do not take the medicine and end up in hospital again.

Please register at: https://forms.gle/wADce49BeyGAK4f69  The link will be sent to your email one day and also one hour before the web meeting.

Teaching such people to live is a science of its own that one can learn with the help of caring people. Pskov video meeting will be held within the international LIVE conference “Sustainable development: people, support, cooperation”. The conference is held in September-October 2020 and gives an opportunity to meet remarkable representatives of NGOs from Russia, Finland, Norway and Denmark, to get acquainted with the best practices of NGO social services.

The conference organizers are Arkhangelsk Centre of social technologies “Garant”, “Finland-Russia” Society (Helsinki, Oulu), Charity organization “The Childhood by the Dvina” (Sandnes, Norway), Centre of Sustainable Development of Pskov Region, Women Initiative Centre (Tosno, Leningrad Region).

Contact: (8182) 20-65-10, Arkhangelsk Centre of social technologies “Garant”, burieva@ngo-garant.ru (Tatiana Burieva)

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