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FSIP_Banner_Tree_Illustration_450x5505Welcome to Friends for the Support of International Prisoners, a new nonprofit working with volunteer psychotherapists to provide much needed mental health support for prisoners.

Based in Ireland and run by volunteers, FSIP works with qualified therapists and other professionals to provide desperately needed therapeutic services to prisoners in Togo.  We are also working on a new re-integration programme for those on probation in Ireland.

We are currently looking for volunteer psychotherapists to work in La Prison Civile de Lome (Togo) for a minimum of one month, maximum of one year and also have vacancies for volunteers in other capacities.

Prisoners in West Africa are in urgent need of psychotherapy, counselling and many other services. Although sessions with Clinical Psychologists are provided for a small few, just like in Ireland, there is a serious lack of the level of support needed to help prisoners truly reflect and make changes in their lives.   This is the reason we are making a call out for volunteer psychotherapists to come and make a difference by volunteering with FSIP either in Ireland or in Togo.

The inmates we work with need help understanding where they went wrong or what exactly happened to them; and in some cases working through issues such as anger, abandonment, abuse, torture, relationship breakdowns as well as illnesses that began in prison.

 

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Togo is a tiny country bordering Ghana, Benin and Burkina Faso.  The national language is French, but we help prisoners from all over the world who have been imprisoned in Lome.  Volunteer psychotherapists can use English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and other languages to help prisoners.

Our mission is to start small, do great work, and benefit more and more people and societies over time. Working in a prison is a huge challenge, but an extremely rewarding one.

 

 

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We could not do any of the work we do without our dedicated volunteers.  We have opportunities in Psychotherapy and other services in Togo, and positions on our board in Ireland for Accountants, Fundraisers, Charity Lawyers, Marketers, Researchers and PR Experts. 

Read more about how you can get involved here.  

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