Organization and Implementation of Measures of Psychological Protection
of the Population in Ukraine
Anatoly Stanislavovich Sychevsky, Ph.D.
The Code of Civil Protection of Ukraine defines the psychological protection of the population, which provides for the reduction and neutralization of negative mental states and reactions among the population in the event of a threat and emergencies. The organization and implementation of measures of psychological protection of the population are entrusted to the central executive body that implements state policy in the field of civil protection—the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.
For the effective implementation of measures of psychological protection of the population in Ukraine, it is necessary to combine the efforts of the central bodies of executive power (local governments) and civil society and to use the community’s potential in providing psychosocial support and mental health in an emergency.