26 SEPTEMBER 2017 / Perinatal Mental Health Helpline for Pregnant Women and New Mothers, operated by “Fainareti”, with the SNF’s support

Since the beginning of July 2017, and for the next two years, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation has been supporting the systematic operation of the Perinatal Mental Health Helpline for Pregnant Women and New Mothers, run by the NGO “Fainareti”.

The helpline operates daily and is staffed with specialized healthcare professionals, psychologists and midwives.

Through the active listening process, the helpline provides psychological support, information and counselling on pregnancy and postpartum for pregnant women, women who have recently given birth, new mothers, fathers, as well as their broader family and social environment. The objectives of the helpline include the timely detection of women suffering from perinatal mental disorders and their referral to mental health facilities for integrated care and follow-up services. In addition, the helpline aims to combat the exclusion from the provision of perinatal care services of women living in remote areas of the country (rural areas and islands).

“Fainareti” is a non-profit organization which was founded in 2006, with the aim of research and intervention for the promotion of women’s health and their families in Greece.

For information about the Perinatal Mental Health Helpline and the Fainareti organization, click here.