Piloting and development of occupational therapy in two social care homes in Belarus

Project duration

December 2006 – January 2008


Tacis Institution Building Partnership Programme

Project goal

To improve life quality of individuals residing in social care homes by training social care home personnel and promoting NGOs working in the field of mental health in Belarus. As well to build the capacities of the partner organization “Voice of Heart”.

Project results

The following activities were conducted during the 13 project implementation months:

Seminars were organized for the representatives of NGOs working in the field of mental health.
Venues for occupational therapy were equipped (for sewing, woodwork, etc.).
Study visits for Belarus mental health professionals were organized.
Personnel and administration was trained.
It was expected that project will not only contribute to enforcement of the democratic changes in mental health care, but also to the development and activation of the civil society in Belarus.

Project partner

Voice of Heart (Belarus)