Counselling and psychological support
As a victim of crime, you acquire the right to receive free counselling, psychological and other support available in Lithuania. You can use this support regardless of whether you reported the crime to the police.
Counselling is provided for victims of various crimes by the Victim Support Initiative.
Counselling includes emotional support, provision of information and practical consultations in matters related to the criminal procedure. Volunteers providing support can accompany you while you go to the police, the court and other institutions.
You can contact the Victim Support Initiative by e-mail, Skype or Facebook during volunteer working hours (work days from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.).
- Psychological support
After experiencing a crime, it is natural to feel anxiety, fear, anger, loss of self-confidence and loss of trust in others. However, after some time and by taking certain steps, you should start feeling better.
You should contact a specialist – psychologist if the situation does not improve after more time passes from the incident. Delaying to seek help may result in the development of a post-traumatic stress disorder.
Support provided in health care institutions
Psychological support is provided free of charge in outpatient clinics. Each victim seeking support receives 12 free one hour long consultations. It is necessary to register for the psychological consultation in the outpatient clinic in advance.
You will find a detailed list of outpatient clinics and other health care institutions according to your place of residence on the Ministry of Health website.
Support provided by non-governmental organizations
In crisis situations, psychological support is provided by the Crisis Intervention Centre. The centre’s psychologists also provide remote consultations using Skype software. It is not necessary to register for a consultation in advance. The first consultation is free of charge.
Emotional support and aid is provided by emotional support services. Specialists working in these services are trained and prepared volunteers who provide support by phone or online.
|Emotional support service||Telephone number||Website||Working time|
|Youth line||8 800 28888||jaunimolinija.lt||Monday-Sunday
|Children’s line||116 111||vaikulinija.lt||Monday-Sunday
11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
|Linija Doverija (provides support in Russian)||8 800 77277||Tuesday-Saturday
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
|Help-line for women||8 800 66366||moters-pagalba.lt||Monday-Sunday
|Hope line||116 123||viltieslinija.lt||Monday-Sunday