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On February 8, under the leadership of the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia Nikolai Grechushkin, a meeting was held at the Center for Emergency Psychological Assistance of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia to sum up the results of the activities of the psychological service of the department for 2021.

“This year is the end of a three-year program to improve the psychological service. And already now we can say that much of what was planned has been completed,” N. Grechushkin noted.

According to the director of the Center for Emergency Psychological Assistance of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, Yulia Shoigu, in 2021, departmental psychologists were involved in providing emergency psychological assistance about 2 thousand times. In total, during the year, emergency psychological assistance was provided to about 13,000 citizens.

Telephones of the “Hot Line” of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia were opened 17 times during emergencies in the country. About 1.5 thousand calls were received on the federal telephone “Hot Line”.

Also last year, psychologists were involved in providing emergency psychological assistance as part of two international humanitarian operations: the evacuation of Russian citizens from Palestine and work as part of the consolidated group of the Russian Emergencies Ministry in the territory of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

On the territory of Russia, departmental psychologists worked on major emergencies, including an accident with an AN-26 aircraft in the Kamchatka Territory, an accident at the Listvyazhnaya mine in the Kemerovo Region, and others.

As part of their daily activities, the Center’s specialists conducted more than 12 thousand consultations by phone, and more than 8 thousand consultations through the website of the Internet service.

As part of the work with the personnel of departments, psychologists conducted psychological training sessions with more than 170,000 employees, psychological diagnostics were carried out for more than 140,000 personnel, and 120,000 people were covered by psychological prevention and correction.

Over the past year, as part of the promotion of a culture of safe behavior, psychologists, together with volunteers, conducted 1,350 training events, in which about 30,000 people took part.

As part of training the population in first aid and psychological support, 584 events were held, covering more than 13,000 people.

Concluding the meeting, N. Grechushkin thanked the psychological service for their work and noted their important role in maintaining the mental health of citizens affected by emergencies, as well as employees of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

“Despite the sanitary and epidemiological situation and the imposed restrictions, psychologists are successfully coping with their tasks, which only a close-knit team of like-minded people can do. A team that can solve complex problems in different conditions, both in the aftermath of emergency situations and in the implementation of new projects,” Nikolay Grechushkin added.

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