Palestinian Medical Relief Society


General Information


Type of Organization:

Local NGO

Acronym:

PMRS

Governorate:

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (Main Branch)

Establishment Year:

1979

Address:

Al-Bireh / Al-Ballou' / In front o Ramallah Mall

Telephone:

02-2969970

Website:

www.pmrs.ps

Fax:

E-mail:

pmrs@pmrs.ps

Person in Charge

Name:

Dr. Mahmoud Bergheeth

Position:

General Manager

Telephone:

02-2969970

Mobile:

0599203522

E-mail:

director@pmrs.ps

Staff:

Psychologist (6) Social Worker (5) Vocational Specialist (7) Community Worker (60)
Occupational Therapist (2) Physio-Therapist (3)

Mission & Goals


Mission:

Mission:
Through high quality standards, driven principles, nurturing environments, and the development of civic and psycho-social skills necessary to function productively in the present-day world community, it is PMRS mission to cultivate and advance mental and social health in all Palestinian communities throughout the oPt..


Goals:

1- To provide public psychological counseling services in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, with a particular focus on treating stress induced illnesses arising from the political climate and its inherent social circumstances.

2- To increase workers' experience in medical primary health care regarding psychiatric illnesses, recognizing and treating problems and adopting transferred measures.

3- To raise public awareness regarding psychiatric illnesses and their prevalent nature within Palestinian society due to severe socio-political context and climate of the region.

4-To conduct studies and research related to psychosocial conditions via partnerships with local civic institutions (governmental & private). Such cooperation cooperation will allow PMRS and local psychosocial professionals to outline psychosocial policy regulations in addition to creating a close-knit lobbying network.

Target Groups


ChildrenYouthWomenMenElderlyFamilies

Activities / Interventions


Facilitation of conditions for community local
Support for emergency relief that is initiated by the community
Strengthening of community and family support
Support for social support activities that are initiated by the community
Strengthening of parenting/family supports
Facilitation of community supports to vulnerable persons
Structured recreational or creative activities
Psychosocial support in education
Psychosocial support to student teachers
psychosocial work
Psychological first aid (PFA)
Lining vulnerable individuals/families to resources
Psychological intervention & Clinical management
Basic counselling for individuals
Basic counselling families
Basic counselling for groups
General activities to support MHPSS
Training. / TOT
Technical or clinical supervision
Psychosocial support for staff / volunteers
Advocacy

Time of implementation:

Morning

Place of implementation:

CenterHomeSchoolClinicCommunity

Geographical Distribution of the Services / Activities:

CityVillage

Cost of the services provided:

Partial Cost

Mental and Behavioral Disorders


Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders
Phobic anxiety disorders
Obsessive – compulsive
Acute stress disorders
Emergency
Grief
PTSD
Adjustment disorders
Brief depressive
Mixed anxiety & depressive
Somatoform disorders
Disorders of psychological development
Specific developmental of speech & language
Scholastic skill
Behavioral & emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in child & adolescence
Hyper kinetic disorders
Conduct disorders
Emotional disorders (separation anxiety)
Behavioral & emotional disorders
Mental disability
Mild
Behavioral syndrome associated with physiological disturbances & physical factors
Sleep disorders
Nonorganic eating disorders
Disorders of adult personality & behavior
Specific personality disorders
Habit & impulse disorders
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