KETHEA MOSAIC is based in Athens and provides information, counselling, psychological support and relapse prevention services to immigrants and refugees with addictions. KETHEA MOSAIC also prepares those who want to embark on a process of full recovery.
Its services relate to social care, health care, hygiene and the provision of information of a legal nature and are delivered through its network, which includes state services and networks. KETHEA MOSAIC also delivers Greek lessons and creative/artistic activities.
This combination of intercultural counselling services and psychosocial mobilization for treatment and training creates a warm, safe and supportive reception environment which is well-suited to the particular needs of migrants and refugees. The families, partners and friends of migrants and refugees who are addicts can participate in groups that provide information and counselling on addiction-related issues.
KETHEA MOSAIC also provides psychological support in the context of actions aimed at secondary prevention and early intervention for refugees who are minors (both unaccompanied and otherwise), as well as for immigrants and their families. These measures seek to reduce the factors that lead to addiction and impede social integration, and thereby to facilitate social inclusion and encourage personal development. In this context, KETHEA MOSAIC provides information and counselling relating to relationships within the family, delinquency, emotional difficulties, social exclusion, etc. KETHEA has formed partnerships with hostels for unaccompanied minors to facilitate its actions.
KETHEA MOSAIC also runs intervention programmes in refugee reception centres. The programmes are coordinated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as part of a joint initiative aimed at the prevention and treatment of problems relating to drug and alcohol use within this population.
It also stages awareness raising and training seminars relating to addiction and intercultural counselling for mental health and social care professionals who work with refugees and immigrants.
KETHEA MOSAIC’s intercultural approach is underpinned by the principle and values of self-help within therapeutic communities (mutual assistance, self-management, development and change, peer groups, etc.). KETHEA MOSAIC also serves as a ‘bridge’ facilitating communication with refugee and immigrant communities, widening the scope of their social networks, and encouraging their multifaceted emotional integration.
Neither knowledge of Greek nor documents proving their legal status are required of the immigrants/refugees who use KETHEA MOSAIC’s services.
For more information: Magnisias 28 & Zolioti 2, 112 51 Athens, t. +30 2108256944,