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Children, Youth and Family Help for Ukraine

Psychological help for Ukrainian children

Please help reduce the trauma of war affected children from Ukraine. Your donation will be used to pay for psychological care for the children who reside in the Czech Republic and to support Ukrainian children who have been illegally detained on the territory of the Russian Federation.

we started on 2023-10-02

Psychological help for Ukrainian children

Please help reduce the trauma of war affected children from Ukraine. Your donation will be used to pay for psychological care for the children who reside in the Czech Republic and to support Ukrainian children who have been illegally detained on the territory of the Russian Federation.

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Psychological problems are one of the most serious consequences of the war in Ukraine. The mental health of Ukrainian people, and especially of the children, is deteriorating by the endlessness of the reckless Russian aggression, the intensification of fighting on the front and the personal and material losses. Post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, depression and, especially in children, sleep disorders are manifesting themselves in children and adults. Even those who help the victims, including psychologists, experience exhaustion and their own traumas. Neglecting to address these psychological problems could lead to extreme deterioration in psychological health, especially in children.

Your donation will be used for:
  • funding psychological assistance to children from Ukraine residing in the Czech Republic - this is a continuation of the 2022 project, which has so far provided individual psychological support to 1,150 clients and also implemented group activities for more than 3,700 children in need;
  • assistance to Ukrainian children illegally detained in the Russian Federation - this mainly concerns financial assistance for their return to Ukraine and subsequent psychological care.
What Ukrainian children experience:
  • war trauma
  • loss of security (loss of loved ones, friends, pets, forced change of living place, kindergarten, school) 
  • loss of identity (personal, national, linguistic)
  • perceived insecurity and fear of parents
  • living a double life - here and there in Ukraine
  • new roles for children, more responsibility (especially for sons towards their mother)
What the Ukrainian children need:
  • restoring points of support
  • a sense of security 
  • greater self-confidence 
  • improved communication skills
A mother of a 10-year-old boy from Kharkiv contacted us. They moved to the Czech Republic at the beginning of the war, and the mother is struggling with the fact that the boy has become aggressive, short-tempered, but also tearful - it is difficult to communicate with him, and communication is completely different than it was at home in Ukraine. After several conversations with the boy, the psychologist found that he was experiencing great fears due to the move, the war, and his inherently unstable nervous system. The psychologist used art therapy in order to reduce stress, practicing various methods of relaxation. The psychologist also had a meeting with the mother in which she suggested some changes in her daily routine and other ways to support her son's healthy nervous system. The boy left after ten sessions less aggressive and free of fears. The relationship between mother and son also improved.

 The first contact was from the grandmother who left Eastern Ukraine in the first days of the war. They were leaving the war with her daughter, grandson and son-in-law and their car was shelled by the Russian army. Her daughter was killed in the attack and her grandson (8 years old) was seriously injured. The three survivors came to Prague where the grandson underwent brain surgery. They lived in a hostel. The grandmother began working with a psychologist and asked a child specialist to visit her grandson, who had barely spoken since the attack. The father resisted the idea, but then brought his son to the psychologist. After a few sessions, the boy began to speak normally, talked about the loss of his mother for the first time, started drawing, and was happier. The father, who was also attending sessions, asked to see the psychologist himself, and had several separate sessions to deal with his grief. Eventually the family returned to Ukraine, attending their last session with a psychologist online from there. The father said he would find another psychologist for himself and his son in Ukraine. 

Thank you for your help and goodwill!

We would like to thank AMIGA (Agency for Migration and Adaptation AMIGA, z.s.) for the stories of help and photos.
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The amount of CZK 330 000 will be given to organization Save Ukraine. It is the only NGO that regularly organises rescue missions for the return of deported Ukrainian children from Russia. With 4 brigades and 60 vehicles, it also evacuates the most vulnerable population from war zones. It rehabilitates those displaced by war in one of 7 Hope and Healing Centres, where children and families stay for up to 3 months and receive shelter, humanitarian assistance and psychosocial support.
  • Supporting one child and the family per month - $800 
  • Supporting one child and the family during the rehabilitation at the Hope and Healing center. - $ 4,800 
 Thank you very much for your generous commitment to supporting Ukrainian children who have been illegally deported to Russia. In reference to your generous donation, we express our heartfelt gratitude for your support. Your contribution will enable to provide support to 16 children who have recently returned.
Julia Grynchuk from Save Ukraine 

We contributed CZK 500,000 to Amiga, an organization that provides psychological assistance to Ukrainian children in the Czech Republic. As a thank you, we received a beautiful painting by a psychotherapist from Amiga, created as part of art therapy, which has a very positive effect on the psyche.
 From the bottom of our hearts we thank all the donors who participated in the collection.

The Board of Directors of the Committee of Good Will - Olga Havel Foundation has decided to increase the collection from extraordinary funds by CZK 500 000. We would like to thank all the people of good will who contribute to the collection.

Letí Theatre, one of the oldest Czech independent theatres, has decided to join the Olga is here with us campaign. On Thursday, 12 October, representatives of the theatre and the Committee of Good Will - Olga Havel Foundation met at the Olga Havel tree on Štvanice Island. The event featured, among others, a performance by the children's boys' choir Bruncvík with the Song for Olga. After the meeting, there was a benefit theatre performance connected with the life of Olga Havel, which has been in the theatre's repertoire for 7 years. The proceeds from the performance, 15 thousand crowns, were donated by Letí Theatre to the Psychological Aid for Children from Ukraine collection.

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...children are innocent

CZK 500

Hodně naděje a víry v lepší zítřky.

Filip Zimandl
CZK 700

Snad to trochu pomůže.

CZK 300

Kapka ke kapce.

Aleš Hanus
CZK 200

Penizky od deti pro deti.

CZK 1,750

Přeji vám klid a mír ve vašich duších a ve vaší zemi.


Z vlastní zkušenosti vím, jak je důležité pečovat o duševní zdraví. Natož u dětí, které mají zkušenosti s válkou. Věřím, že terapeutická pomoc umožňuje hledání vnitřní odvahy a větší otevřenosti vůči životu. Přeji všem vaším klientům hodně štěstí.

Alice Navrátilová
CZK 2,000

Díky za to, co děláte pro ostatní.

Jaromír Kuželka

Doufám že Ukrajinských dětí co psychicky trpí je co nejméně a všem dětem kteří to štěstí neměli přeji ať to dají

Vojtěch Linhart
CZK 30


Vojtěch Sidorin
CZK 500