Social inclusion, health

Increasing the availability of emotional support …

Creators

Who is behind this?

Jelena Vuleta

Centar 'Srce'

http://www.centarsrce.org/

Serbia

Who is joining forces?

Samaritans

http://www.samaritans.org/

United Kingdom


Idea Sketch | Proposal

Proposal

Idea pitch

The project deals with improving the accessibility of services provided by the Center 'Srce' (non-profit organization that since 1991 specializes in providing emotional support to people in crisis and suicide prevention). Due to the increased number of calls and requests for assistance from Serbia, but also neighboring countries, we realize the need to innovate our services, to increase the availability and improve the visibility in the media, as well as to increase the number of volunteers.

Where will your idea take place?

Novi Sad, Serbia and Budva, Montenegro

Why does Europe need your idea?

As our country faces problems of economic and political transition, the need for emotional support is growing from year to year. The number of people who would consider suicide is constantly increasing. Support in difficult moments is very important and therefore we believe that it is essential for us to be more accessible and more visible in the media.

What is your impact?

In one year, we had a larger number of calls, mails and chats from people who have thoughts of suicide and have problems, and more volunteers who provide support.

How do you get there?

The idea of the project is to enable us to achieve the necessary change through various activities. These activities include preparation for assisting at the festival Exit in Novi Sad and Budva, as well as the support and supervision during the festival, the training of young volunteers, as well as support the work of older volunteers in terms of maintaining the quality of work and motivation.
Appropriate training and supervision during the project will give us an organization that deals with the same problems in the UK, Samaritans, and with whose branch of Winchester we are connected through a worldwide network of such centers Befrienders Worldwide.

What is your story?

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Who are you doing it for?

Our target group is all people from the former Yugoslavia who may need emotional support in overcoming the difficult moments in life.

What makes your idea stand apart?

We are the only organization of this kind in the area of Balkan. As such, we are very aware of the importance of improvment of our services.
Our cooperation with centers in England is an example of good support and assistance in order to fight together with the problems faced by people who turn to us.

€ 21277,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 21277,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Office expenses, travel costs, acommodation, event costs, honoraries, public rel, - 16777 €, Personel costs – 4500 €.

Team

JelenaV

Idea created on March 8, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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