Medical and psychological support
Medical and psychological support is an essential component of the rehabilitation of torture survivors, as well as social and legal support. Medical assessment and treatment, psychotherapy and counseling, individual or group therapy and physiotherapy all form part of the Rehabilitation services.
The IRCT is a network of rehabilitation centres around the world that provide some of these services and may be able to help you. To check if there is a centre close to you, please check our list of IRCT rehabilitation centres.
Other international organisations (that have health professionals amongst their staff) working on the subject of torture treatment and prevention include:
Global Initiative on Psychiatry (GIP)
GIP implements projects that offer a space for medical professionals, other practitioners in the field and affected groups to experience more just and empowering practices in mental health care.
International Committee of the Red Cross
International Federation of Health and Human Rights Organisations (IFHHRO)
Médecins du Monde
Physicians for Human Rights
World Medical Association
Based in Paris, France
World Psychiatric Association
Based in New York