"Expat families are very often reluctant to search for support, tending to feel that their situation is advantaged compared to the most of the population. Hence, expats often refrain from looking for psychological support for the issues regarded as “not as bad as other people’”. This is a conception that may lead to an unnecessary suffering and a delay in finding solutions for the matters requiring attention. We are all going through a difficult period, with many restrictions in our daily lives and routines. There are many forms of support available in the country and it can be easily accessed.
The UN system in Brazil counts on a Stress Counsellor, the contact with her is confidential and there is no formality or cost involved. All it takes is writing a message/e-mail/a phone message/sms or make a phone call. Our Stress Counselor supports families in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, either in providing direct psychosocial counselling, support to critical incidents, professional and stress related issues. In addition, the Stress Counselor can make referrals or recommendations to external mental health professionals since a network is formed in several cities, also able to provide psychological and psychiatric support in other languages."
If you wish to have more information, please contact:
Stress Counsellor - Brazil
Critical Incident Stress Management Unit (CISMU)
Department of Safety and Security
T:+55 61 30389232 | Cel: +55 61 996335224
Brasília – DF, Brazil | Casa da ONU Brasília, Room T 116, Edifício Zilda Arns
UNBRALESA organizes several events to connect and support our community:
Monthly Networking Meetings
Annual Family Events, such as a Churrasco (BBQ) for all UNBRALESA families
Regular meetings of the UNBRALESA Steering Committee
Other events and activities to inform and connect our members
Events in Brasilia
Every day, many events take place in the city. The following resources may help you stay on top of them.
Jazz Club “Clube de Choro”: Great Brazilian music and international Jazz.
AAFIB: Asociação dos Antígos Funcionários Internacionais no Brasil
Correio Brasiliense: you will find lots of information, news, and resources on the website of this main newspaper
Eventim Events in the city (and in the country) and tickets purchase.