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Rehabilitation of torture survivors

Rehabilitation services carried out by Helsinki Deaconess Institute is aimed at increasing tolerance of difference and promoting the equality of people from different cultural backgrounds.

The Deaconess Institute is of the view that everyone is unconditionally entitled to human dignity and humanity must be defended whenever required.

Work is independent of any religious or political affiliation.

Centre for Torture Survivors in Finland

  • Outpatient ward of specialized psychiatric healthcare for assessing, treating and rehabilitating refugees who have become traumatized because of torture

  • Medical assessment of torture of asylum seekers and necessary medical reports for the Finnish immigration service

  • Nationwide consultation, education and supervision services for the health care and other professionals working with tortured refugees and asylum-seekers

  • Non-religious and non-political by nature

Principles and methods of treatment

Mission statement and the action principles

 

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treat-ment or punishment.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights
1948, Article 5

Contact information

Centre for Torture Survivors
in Finland 
Mäkelänkatu 58–60, 4th floor
FI-00510 HELSINKI
Tel. +358 9 7750 4584
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Jaana Pajunen, Unit Director
Tel. +358 50 386 7145
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