c/o Miranda Koskinen
Kauppiaankatu 8-10 G 41
- Human rights
Finnish Psychologists for Social Responsibility (FiPSR) was founded in 1982 by the Finnish Psychological Association, the Finnish Psychological Society and Finnish Psychology Students’ Association. (Lic 174667/1988). The Association is based in Helsinki, Finland. FiPSR does not have any paid workers, all activists are volunteers. The administration budget (2020) 5800 € funded by Finnish Psychological Association. The development projects are funded by own fundraising and official development aid for Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, 2020 250 000 €. FiPSR is a member of Fingo, the umbrella organisation for Finnish civil society organisation, who work with the development cooperation or are otherwise interested in global affairs.
The aim of FiPSR is to promote the universal right to mental and social well-being of all people and encourage people of all professions to work for this aim. FiPSR operates through different projects and task forces. The Executive Board of FiPSR, consisting of a chairperson and 6-9 members, is responsible for all the operations of the organisation. The Executive Board is elected at the annual general meeting.
Main projects and activities: - Local Activity Groups: seminars, excursions, voluntary work in co-operation with other organisations etc. Currently there are five local activity groups of FiPSR working in the capital area, Jyväskylä, Tampere, Turku and Satakunta (Pori, Rauma). - Asylum Seeker -project in two centers for asylum seekers, capital area Partner in Global Clinic - psychological help for people without official IDs - The Storycrafting -network is a project creating contacts between children in different countries - children's own voice and narrative culture - Extreme Survival Team – enhancing the physical activity of refugee children in Lebanon and arranging stress management workshops for social workers in refugee camps in Lebanon - Solidarity Stitches - knitting group for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon - Development project ”Mental health for groups with complex needs: A multidisciplinary model combining client centered and community approaches” 2019-2020
FiPSR can share all the experience and information concerning our projects in the area.
FiPSR works already a long period in the Near East and finds it helpful to be in contact to the network members. FiPSR will be interested in to learn about funding possibilities through information by ALF.