11528 – By Your Side Greek Nationwide Psychological Support Helpline for LGBTQI+ people, their families, and educators (the only one in Greece) is the only LGBTQI+ oriented psychological service in Greece, an initiative with immense importance, as the phenomenon of homophobia and transphobia, even between the profession of psychologists, is very high.
11528 – By Your Side Steering Committee composed of the four key-LGBTQI+ organizations of Greece: Athens Pride, Thessaloniki Pride, Positive Voice and Gay & Lesbian Community (OLKE).
11528 – By Your Side Helpline works thanks to the donation of Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
“11528-By Your Side” through the full-scale implementation of its activities is seeking to achieve:
• Increased visibility of LGBTQI+ rights and the accessibility problems LGBTQI+ persons are facing, among wider population.
• Increased access of LGBTQI+ people (especially those living in remoted or socially secluded areas) to psychological support services.
• Improved knowledge of LGBTQI+ strategic plan of action and its implementation through European and national legislation.
• Workshops on challenges LGBTQI+ people face and good practices.
• Increased awareness on LGBTI equality among civil society and general public.
11528 – By Your Side focus on assuming the responsible role of a mental health institutional and scientific lever in Greece for social change, acceptance and greater understanding of diversity. In the field of mental health, the people who run 11528 – By Your Side work hard to ensure, in every way, the continuity of the services offered, until there are no incidents that need to be managed and people just embrace acceptance.
11528 – By Your Side operates with the support of the Municipality of Athens, holds the auspices of Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs and also has the moral support of the European Parliament Liaison Office in Greece, and Attica Region.
11528 – By Your Side Helpline operates Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 19:00 (except public holidays), while counseling, psychosocial and psychological support and crisis intervention are also provided by face-to-face personal sessions (up to 8 in two months). Sessions are offered free of charge after the appropriate assessment of the needs, they are scheduled by appointment and with respect to the priority order. People can also contact us via Skype (diplasou.11528). Both calls and face-to-face personal sessions respect ethical principles, human rights and they are confidential and anonymous.
“11528 – ΔΙΠΛΑ ΣΟΥ”
Ομοφυλοφιλική και Λεσβιακή Κοινότητα Ελλάδος (ΟΛΚΕ), «Θετική Φωνή», «Athens Pride» και «Thessaloniki Pride».