Psychosocial Support for Women & Girls


Teacher, I feel so alive. I have always loved dance and sport but I have not danced for so long. My body feels alive again.

Body and Mind: Dance and Relaxation

RTI has been running support groups for women and girls since our very early days in the camp at Idomeni on the border of Greece and Macedonia. Over the years we have explored a number of ways of getting women together in a safe space where they can bond, including talking groups, knitting circles and beauty and self-care sessions.

Creating environments where women can come together and process their experiences is a key feature of RTI’s work. By building on our experience of facilitating safe spaces in a variety of contexts, RTI has been able to successfully develop regular programmes of psychosocial support groups across the Thessaloniki area. Responding to the need in community, our current programmes provide psychosocial support in an environment designed to promote physical as well as mental wellbeing.