The non-governmental organization “The Golden Age of Ukraine” was founded in 2009 by a voluntary union of specialists of different areas (psychology, sociology, law, medicine) working to strengthen the social and psychological health of the population, to increase the level of the psychological and social adaptation of the vulnerable groups of people and persons who get into difficulties, to provide targeted consultancy support, to popularize the knowledge of psychology aimed at self-development and self-improvement of an individual and to promote healthy lifestyle.
Mental health is the basis for physical health. Our goal, the formation of a positive way of thinking and the rehabilitation of the nation, is relevant both for every individual and for the society as a whole.
The core of our movement is an INDIVIDUAL, with his cares, difficulties, mistakes, ambitions and wishes. To help people understand themselves, realize their potential, develop their own success strategy – these are the objectives that the members of the Union set up for themselves when working with each individual.
It should be emphasized that the number of people who share our ideas and intentions is constantly increasing. “The Union “The Golden Age of Ukraine” is moving forward and is at the cutting edge. One can reject a helping hand, but but it is IMPOSSIBLE to deny the necessity of the knowledge about laws of life!
To realize the objectives, the Union has developed and implemented special programmes:
1. The implementation of pilot projects in the schools and higher educational institutions of Donetsk aimed at teaching the laws of building relations, improving the social adaptation of the pupils and students (coordinated with the Department of Education and Science of the Donetsk Regional State Administration). The period of implementation: February 2010 – May 2010.
2. The organization of free-of-charge psychological consultancy for socially unprotected groups of population every Sunday in order to increase the levels of self-appraisal and, psychological rehabilitation, which is necessary to realize the positive qualities peculiar to an individual in life, namely, in families, production teams, society. The period of implementation: October 2009 – up to the present day.
3. The social adaptation of teenagers, “street children” (together with the State Administration of Internal Affairs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Donetsk region). The period of implementation: February 2010 – June 2010.
4. The support in the social adaptation of the persons that returned from places of detention (coordinated with the State Administration of Internal Affairs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in the Donetsk region). The period of implementation: February 2010 – up to the present day.
5. “The emergency psychological aid” to the victims of violence (together with the Donetsk Regional Centre for Social and Psychological Support at the Ministry of Education, Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine), tragedies, accidents, traffic accidents and their relatives. The period of implementation: February 2010 – June 2010.
6. The psychological support to the oncological patients, HIV infected and their relatives. The period of implementation: October 2010 – up to the present day.
7. The psychological consultancy of the persons intended to get married in order to strengthen the family and prevent divorces (approved by the Department of Justice of the Donetsk Regional State Administration). The period of implementation: May 2010.
8. The joint project with TV channel “Donbas”: the television programme “You Are Above All”, every Wednesday at 15:00-16:00 since November 17, 2010, the television programme “The question of power”.
9. The issue of the monthly newspaper ““The Golden Age of Ukraine – Donbas. The Strategy of Success”, the news and psychological bulletin with practical advice for people and the positive examples of the famous people in Donbas that achieved success in their areas of activity (Issue 1 – in May 2010), and the special edition ““The Golden Age of Ukraine – Donbas. The Strategy of Success. Special edition OUTSIDE THE PENAL COLONY”, which will be distributed among the prisoners of the Donetsk region (in all penal colonies and pre-trial detention centres) every month beginning with October 2011.
10. “The Centre for the Social and Labour Adaptation of Prisoners”, “The preparation for the release and the integration of the persons released from places of detention in the society by means of social and psychological adaptation (the creation of training groups of internal personal development)” (coordinated with the State Penal Service of Ukraine in the Donetsk region). Now this programme is in the preparatory stage. The Union held a large scale sociological research among the prisoners and the population of the Donetsk region. The period of implementation: January 2010 – June 2011.
11. The establishment of the Mediation Centre in the Donetsk region. Now this programme is in the preparatory stage.
Intellectual people, strong happy families, healthy initiative youth with the psychology of a winner, not a victim are the real value of the country – The Golden Age of Ukraine.