IBC continues efforts in Şanlıurfa, in collaboration with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH., to develop and strengthen mental health and psychosocial support services in the region.
As part of the project carried out in cooperation with Şanlıurfa and Eyyübiye Municipalities, the aim is to enhance the psychological well-being of both refugee and host communities. Support activities are also provided to strengthen the capacities of institutions such as the Disability Center, Youth Center, and Migration and Integration Department.
During the project, implemented by expert psychologists, activities and psychosocial support sessions are conducted to strengthen individual, collective, or family groups' mechanisms for coping with stress. External outreach activities or home visits are also carried out to identify beneficiaries' needs and develop interventions tailored to these needs.
Throughout the project duration, awareness-raising and information sessions are organized on topics such as coping with work-related stress, enhancing psychosocial resilience, preventing gender-based violence, combating child labor, and empowering women. Additionally, sports competitions such as football, basketball, and table tennis are organized to encourage the participation of male beneficiaries.
Within the scope of the project, a child-friendly area is also created to support the physical, psychosocial, and motor development of children, along with educational and instructive activities.