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Pandemic - How We Support You

What We Do

Merimna continues to actively support children and their families during these difficult times of the pandemic.

Throughout the extraordinary circumstances engendered by the pandemic, Merimna’s professionals continue to provide services to children and adolescents who are experiencing the loss or serious illness of a loved one, or who themselves are suffering from a life-threatening illness.

Additionally, with a goal toward community outreach, Merimna endeavors to support parents and children with scientific articles published on our website and in the media. Our psychologists provide information and make recommendations to parents, regarding ways to manage the difficulties arising from the unprecedented conditions of home confinement due to the health crisis.

Finally, in consideration of the safety of both the people who receive our services and the employees at Merimna, we have taken all the necessary measures, following the instructions of the scientific experts and making use of all the possibilities offered by technology.

In this section we will regularly post relevant scientific articles having to do with the coronavirus.

Childhood Bereavement Support Line

Merimna’s two Childhood Bereavement Counseling Centers, one in Athens and the other in Thessaloniki, have specialized psychologists who are available to answer questions and provide support to children and families who are experiencing a serious illness or the loss of a loved one.

Both Counseling Centers are open Monday – Friday during the hours and at the telephone numbers listed below:

Childhood Bereavement Counseling Center – Athens
Hours: 10.00 – 16.00
Tel: 210 6463 622
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Childhood Bereavement Counseling Center – Thessaloniki
Hours: 10.00 – 16.00
Tel: 2310 510 010
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Online meetings to support, inform and empower teachers

Merimna  is adapting to the new conditions and continuing to provide services, while at the same time, contributing to the dissemination of information as well as trainings related to Merimna’s area of scientific expertise   .

In the context of the special conditions of the pandemic and with the goal of the dissemination of scientific and valid information to the teachers of all schools, public and private, under the Administration of Secondary Education , Northern Athens (ΔΔΕ Β’ Αθήνας),   Merimna responded to the invitation for cooperation with the Administration of the Regional Area of Northern ‘Athens (Δ/νση Π.Ε. Β’ Αθήνας), to participate in the online meeting to enhance cooperation and empowerment in the time of the pandemic entitled:

“Approaching Life and Death: From Loss and Mourning to Mental Resilience.”

 

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"Keep lines of communication open and support your children in this time of the pandemic"

Merimna’s suggestions for parents

When faced with a traumatic life event, one of the most important factors in effectively supporting children is to maintain and enhance their sense of security.  During this time of the pandemic, in order for them to feel safe, it is necessary to discuss with them what is happening, to listen to their concerns and to meet their needs as they experience unprecedented experiences in their lives.

 

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Take care of yourself first, in order to support your children during the period of coronavirus spread

Merimna’s suggestions for parents

Coronavirus transmission, often described as the “uninvited guest” or an “invisible threat”, has all the characteristics of a crisis. Every crisis in people’s lives raises a multitude of emotions, such as increased anxiety, uncertainty, despair and /or feelings of helplessness.

One of the biggest challenges for parents is to be “in crisis” during a crisis, and without panic, to put their priorities in order,  make the necessary changes, inform and support their children and establish a new routine in their family life.  To achieve this successfully, they must first recognize their personal

 

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Pediatric Palliative Home Care Service

Throughout the difficult times of the coronavirus, we continue to work closely with the families we already support by adapting our services to safeguard the health of the children and their families, as well as our employees.

Keeping company with a good book!

Merimna’s suggestions for parents

Encourage your children to read a good book that will “keep them company” these days when you are staying home!

At Merimna you will find books, in the Greek language, for children dealing with loss or serious illness.

See more details and place your orders here.

 

See our books here.