UOC launches online chat for spiritual and psychological support of youth
A new online chat, a joint project of the UOC Synodal Department for Social and Humanitarian Issues and the Ukrainian Institute of Pastoral Psychotherapy and Dianalysis.
The clergy of the UOC and psychologists have launched an online chat "First Steps" on the Telegram messenger, intended for spiritual and psychological support of adolescents and youths. The project leader is a priest, psychologist and psychotherapist, Archpriest Tarasiy Marchenko, reports the website of the UOC Synodal Department for Social and Humanitarian Issues.
The "First Steps" chat is designed for spiritual and psychological support, information, training and assistance to adolescents and young people in the formation of an active life position, rooted in the Orthodox tradition and worldview, the development of communication skills, overcoming stressful situations, healthy self-esteem, finding their place in life, and professional self-determination,” says the message of the UOC Synodal Department.
The main audience of the chat is the youth aged from 14 to 30. The administrators are priests, teachers, psychologists, and journalists. The project leader is Archpriest Tarasiy Marchenko, a priest, psychologist and psychotherapist.
As the organizers note, “the chat participants together become familiar with serious life questions and examples of searching answers to them, different points of view and beliefs – spiritual, philosophical, psychological, everyday; share opinions and experiences; learn and teach."
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As reported, earlier Archpriest Tarasiy Marchenko organized a psychological support chat on Telegram for those who face fear and anxiety about the future.