When ending up as a victim of crime or violence, a person may need different types of support to recover from the incident, including mental health help. In this case, you and your family members have the opportunity to receive the service of psychological counseling and psychotherapy, the costs of which will be paid for you by the Social Insurance Board.
The Social Insurance Board can pay for the costs of psychological counseling and psychotherapy services provided to you and your family members if:
- You are a victim of crime, domestic violence, or sexual violence.
- The incident affects your or your family member's ability to cope, and you need mental health help to recover from the incident.
How do I get it?
To get mental health help to support trauma recovery, first, contact a victim support worker. You can find the contacts of victim support workers in different regions here.
Victim support worker
- helps you figure out what kind of help you need to cope with and recover from the incident;
- guides you in communicating with the necessary institutions;
- helps you find a suitable psychologist or psychotherapist to turn to. You can choose the specialist providing the service from among the contract partners.
If the victim support worker has assigned you mental health care to support recovery from trauma, you can contact a psychologist or psychotherapist of your choice. The Social Insurance Board pays the costs of the service directly to the service provider. The costs of psychological counseling and psychotherapy can be paid up to the minimum amount of one monthly salary per person (in 2023, it will be €725).
If you have any questions about mental health support for trauma recovery, you will be assisted in finding the answer:
- by the victim support worker in your area. You can find the contacts of victim support workers in different regions here.
- victim support crisis helpline 116 006, where we answer calls 24/7 in Estonian, Russian, and English
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Last updated: 29.03.2023