Monday 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Amsterdam and Heerhugowaard AZCs
Wednesday 17.00 - 20:30 Almere and Rotterdam AZCs
We alternate every other week to each location.
We understand the need for immediate help from people who know what you're dealing with. Choices @ AZC is here to help you in your own language. Our team of LGBTQ psychologists and volunteers speak Arabic, Farsi, English, French and Dutch.
Choices brings psychological first aid to you in the AZC. Psychological first aid is essentially about providing human and compassionate care. It focuses above all on emotional and practical needs and concerns. An important aim of psychological first aid is to build people's capacity for recovery. Together with our psychologist, you will identify your immediate needs, your strengths and your options for meeting these needs. Once this is done, a personal care plan with your goals and needs can be developed together.
Our psychological first aid includes:
In addition, we can put you in touch with the GGD for HIV/SoA testing and PrEP. We also offer free HIV self-tests to our members.
Sign up using the form below
Sign up here for our group or individual sessions at our office or online. Registration is without obligation and FREE.
After registering to join our groups, you will receive a confirmation email. Once you have registered to attend the online groups you will receive a zoom meeting link in your confirmation email.
Please note that due to COVID-19 regulations, the groups at our office have a limited capacity of 5 people so that the 1.5m social distacing is ensured. Once 5 people have signed up, subsequent registrants will receive a zoom meeting link in order to participate online.
However, we will do everything we can to accommodate everyone. For questions you can always call or email us.
As a community centre, we value the suggestions and information provided by members of our community. This allows us to continue to develop and improve our services. Would you like to become a volunteer or member of our community advisory committee? If so, please contact us.