70,000 hours of free psychological counseling and psychotherapy for children in Romania

We congratulate the Romanian Government’s initiative to offer free psychological counseling and psychotherapy services to children, for a period of two years. We are glad that steps are being taken towards a society that normalizes discussions about mental health and going to therapy among young people, and we hope that this step will be followed by long-lasting solutions, for both children and adults.

In order for a child to be able to benefit from these services, it is necessary for a parent, teacher or social/community assistant to report the need for psychological support. The official recommendation can be made by the family doctor or a doctor practising school medicine or pediatric psychiatry, following which the child’s legal representative will have the opportunity to select a specialist enrolled in the program. You can learn more about the program on the official government website.