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Stigma in Mental Health

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month  Mental health encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It influences how we think, feel and act. It also contributes to how we cope with stress, how we relate to others, and how we make decisions....

A Tree in the Forest of Compassion

As part of our Social Cohesion through Education program we are organizing an event called “Being a Tree in the Forest of Compassion” with children aged 10-14. This program is run in İstanbul and Şanlıurfa with the support of UNICEF. We welcome the children to the...

Now it’s time to speak up for mental health

Speak Up for Mental Health at the European Mental Health Week Covid-19 which affects all of us in different ways, has changed our routines and our lives. The need in the field of mental health has deepened like never before. According to the report of European Youth...
We received our award at the WISE Summit 2021

We received our award at the WISE Summit 2021

Esra Özsüer, our Founder & President, received the WISE award on December 8 at the WISE Summit 2021 in Doha, the capital of Qatar, which we won with our Trauma-Informed Schools Program.We received the WISE Award 2021, which supports successful and innovative...

Farewell message from our General Director Dr. Jülide Ergin

Farewell message from our General Director Dr. Jülide Ergin

Dear All, I am leaving my job as General Manager, which I have held with great love, passion and honor for about 4 years, with successes that I am proud to be a part of, and beautiful memories. I will lovingly hand over this valuable position, to Evren Ergeç, one of...

We won the 2021 WISE Award!

We won the 2021 WISE Award!

We have received the WISE 2021 award, and we are very proud of it! With our Trauma Informed Schools program, we are among the winners of the WISE Awards 2021, which support successful and innovative projects in the field of education. Through our program, we have...

Let’s run for children

Let’s run for children

Shall we run together for children in the Istanbul Half Marathon, which will be held virtual on March 27-28 and physical on April 4? It doesn't matter where you are, you can join the marathon from wherever you want with virtual running. Take your place in the charity...

Turn your new year’s gift into Happy Moments For Children!

Turn your new year’s gift into Happy Moments For Children!

Happy Moments For Children In our Child and Youth Center in Balat, we have individual and group therapy sessions with children who need psychosocial support so that children spend happy moments and have imprints of happiness, instead of scars of trauma. In these 11...

Would you like to support children who need to play?

Would you like to support children who need to play?

IKEA Turkey donates 5 TL to the Maya Vakfı for each SAGOSKATT toy you buy from internet shop from November 1st to December 20th. Each support turns into #HappyMomentsForChildren and contributes to our psychosocial support activities for children.    Related...

We are in the BOOST Civil Society Technology Challenge Program

We are in the BOOST Civil Society Technology Challenge Program

We are one of the participants of the BOOST Civil Society Technology Challenge Program, which was implemented by UNDP and Koç Holding and aims to accelerate the digital transformation of civil society organizations (CSOs) to increase their impact and outreach amidst...

Today is #GivingTuesday! Let’s share happiness!

Today is #GivingTuesday! Let’s share happiness!

Would you like to give #HappyMomentsForChildren on #GivingTuesday?This year, the global generosity movement #GivingTuesday is taking place also in Turkey as #PaylaşmaGünü. In these challenging times when sharing becomes even more important, would you like to support...

Our new educative contents are broadcasted for students!

Our new educative contents are broadcasted for students!

The current pandemic that we have been going through worldwide has also affected education services as well as all sectors, thereby moving face-to-face education processes into digital environments. Many institutions and organizations, especially the Ministry of...

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Support children who need psychosocial support through regular or one-time donations. Your donation will allow children to attend individual and group therapy sessions and to build happy moments, not trauma, in their lives.

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Our volunteers share the same dream of a better world and help us lead the way. Their support is invaluable as they join us in our pursuit of reaching more children and creating more impact. Join us and be part of the change for better.

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Akat Mahallesi Öztürk Sokak No:3 34335
Akatlar Beşiktaş İstanbul Türkiye
Tel: +90 (531) 980 72 37 // +90 (212) 351 00 20

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BALAT CHILD AND YOUTH CENTER
Fener Mahallesi Tevkii Cafer Mektebi Sokak No:24
Balat Fatih İstanbul Türkiye
Tel: +90 (212) 525 25 36

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