Of all the passions of the soul, sorrow causes the greatest harm to the body. (Thomas Aquinus)
Our philosophy and what we offer
Outpatient clinics in Berne, Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich provide medical, pyschotherapeutic and psychosocial advice, treatment and support for refugee survivors of torture and war. The four institutions form the "Support for TortureVictims" association.
Regaining health, self-determination and dignity is crucial to the integration of victims into our society. The services offered by the outpatient clinics for victims of torture and war enable those who are traumatized to deal with their experiences, develop their personal capabilities and strengthen family and social ties. Advice and treatment are based on the empathy and respect of those providing support.