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Psychosocial Health

Advice concerning job hunting and starting a business

In Germany and interested in going back to Pakistan? Or are you living in Pakistan and looking for new opportunities like starting a business or switching careers? The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) will give you individual advice.
This offer includes:

  • Advice if you’re looking for a steady job
  • Support with starting a business
  • Support with social reintegration
  • Psychosocial support
  • Legal advice

The advisory team will refer you to a partner organisation or employment agency if required. There are over 100 agencies in Pakistan.

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Mental health and psychosocial assistance

The Rozan organisation provides assistance to those suffering from mental illnesses. It also supports victims of violence, especially women and children. Furthermore, it advises young people on psychological problems and on family planning and contraception.

Rozan provides assistance in all major cities of Pakistan – this involves counselling in person or by phone and even virtual sessions.

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Counselling for people with mental illnesses and drug addictions

The Willing Ways organisation runs advice centres and a rehabilitation clinic for those suffering from mental illnesses and drug addictions.

These centres are located in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi.

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Support for acid attack survivors

The Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) provides assistance to survivors of acid attacks. It strives to ensure that survivors can lead a self-determined life again. .

Support includes, for example:

  • Placement in rehabilitation programmes
  • Legal assistance
  • Offers to promote personal development

This support is offered nationwide and is free of charge.

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Improving mental health

Basic Needs Pakistan (BNPAK) aims to improve the lives of people living with mental illness or epilepsy. BNPAK promotes the social and economic independence of those affected

The organisation’s offers include:

  • Capacity building
  • Advice on medical issues
  • Rehabilitation

Support is available in Sindh.

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Accident and emergency assistance

The Edhi Foundation offers various forms of help in times of need. These include:

  • Emergency services for accident patients
  • Emergency aid in the event of natural disasters or fire
  • Emergency aid for refugees
  • Rehabilitation measures for people with drug addictions
  • Searching for missing persons
  • Grants for weddings of people in need
  • Food, clothing and blankets for those in need
  • Family counselling and help for pregnant women
  • Blood and plasma donations for those in need
  • Accommodation, food and assistance for people with mental problems
  • Accommodation and food for orphans and vulnerable children.

The foundation's services are free of charge and are available throughout Pakistan.

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