Vitalii Klymchuk

Vitalii Klymchuk

Postdoctoral researcher

Department Département Sciences sociales
Adresse postale Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Bureau sur le campus MSH, E04 45-090

CV Vitalii Klymchuk



2013-2015 – Doctor of Science (DSc) in Social Psychology (Institute of social and political psychology, Kyiv, Ukraine).

2001-2004 – PhD in Developmental Psychology (Zhytomyr State University, Ukraine).

1996-2001 – Specialist Diploma in Educational Sciences (Zhytomyr State University, Ukraine).


2022 – till now: Postdoctoral Researcher (Faculté des Sciences Humaines, des Sciences de l’Education et des Sciences Sociales, Université du Luxembourg)

2022 – 2023: Mental Health Policies Development Expert for the “Mental Health for Ukraine Project” (GFA Consulting Group GmbH).

2019 – 2022: Coordinator Community Based Mental Health Service Development (Donetsk and Lugansk regions) for the “Mental Health for Ukraine Project” (GFA Consulting Group GmbH).

2022 (May-July): Visiting Researcher (Department of Population Medicine and Health Services Research at the School of Public Health at Bielefeld University, Germany).

2021 – 2022: Mental Health Consultant in implementation of alcohol use prevention interventions for MAT programs (Center of Public Health, Ministry of Health of Ukraine, within the program of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria).

2017 – 2021: senior researcher (Institute of Social and Political Psychology, Ukraine);

2016 – 2017: Head of the Department of applied psychology and psychotherapy at the Zhytomyr State University, Ukraine.

2016 – 2017: Director of the Center of mental health and traumatherapy “Space of Hope” in the Ukrainian Catholic University.

2015 – 2017: Executive director of the Institute of mental health (Ukrainian Catholic University).

2015 – 2017: Professor at the Department of Clinical Psychology (Ukrainian Catholic University).

2015: Senior researcher (Institute of Social and Political Psychology).

2013-2014: Psychotherapist (rehabilitation centre for adults who suffer from drug addiction “Center of Healthy Youth”).

2009 – 2019: Private psychotherapist.

2001 – 2017: Senior lecturer at the Zhytomyr State University (Department of social and applied psychology).

Last updated on: 03 fév 2023

Ukraine’s displaced people in the EU: Reach out, Implement, Scale-up and Evaluate interventions promoting mental wellbeing (U-RISE Project)

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, millions of people have fled the country. The exposure to war-related traumatic experiences puts refugees at high risk of developing mental health problems and imposes major challenges on the health care systems of host countries. U-RISE aims to improve the mental well-being of the displaced people of Ukraine by building sustainable capacity for the implementation of scalable, evidence-based mental health interventions adapted to the specific and diverse needs of refugees affected by the war.

Objectives are to

1) mobilize and reinforce a European network of Ukrainian and Russian-speaking mental health professionals to exchange practices, experiences and knowledge, and to promote synergy with international agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders;

2) build capacity to enable people, communities and organizations to implement evidence-based, face-to-face psychological interventions in Slovakia, Poland and Romania and m-health interventions across the continent; and

3) develop plans for sustainable scale-up and transfer across the EU.

We will disseminate training materials, taking into account the local context and health systems, to provide the necessary local conditions for implementing and up-scaling. We will train trainers and NGOs who will implement scalable WHO stepped care programmes (SH+/PM+) in 3 EU regions (Poland, Slovakia, Romania), and disseminate promising m-health interventions. Through networking activities, we will develop a roadmap of mental health services to accelerate referral pathways for those in need of more intensive mental health services.

U-RISE builds on successful partnerships complemented by key grassroots organizations. Together, by implementing a stepped care model with personalized components in parallel with widespread capacity building and a sound strategy for sustainability, U-RISE is in a unique position to enforce a sizeable, lasting impact on the mitigation of mental health problems among the displaced people of Ukraine.


The project is co-funded by EU, EU4Health

Who is involved in this project?

UL members

  • University of Luxembourg, Vitalii Klymchuk

External Partners

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See detailMental health and homelessness in the social service providers' outlook (Luxembourg case)
Dujardin, Céline; Klymchuk, Vitalii; Gorbunova, Viktoriia

in Mental Health and Social Inclusion (2023)

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See detailImplementation of an evidence-based trauma-focused treatment for traumatised children and their families during the war in Ukraine: a project description
Elisa Pfeiffer, Renée Beer, Anette Birgersson, Natalie Cabrera, Judith A. Cohen, Esther Deblinger, Maike Garbade, Veronica Kirsch, Zlatina Kostova, Michael Larsson, Anthony Mannarino, Gavin Moffitt, Marja Onsjö, Tale Ostensjo, Cedric Sachser, Anna Vikgren, Hanna Weyler Mueller & Vitaii Klymchuk, ; Klymchuk, Vitalii

in European Journal of Psychotraumatology (2023)

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See detailDecentralisation and community engagement for better mental health services development in the conflict-affected regions of Ukraine
Klymchuk, Vitalii; Vysotska, Krystyna; Gorbunova, Viktoriia

in Journal of Public Mental Health (2022)

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See detailApplying the national mental health policy in conflict-affected regions: towards better social inclusion (Ukrainian case)
Quirke, Eleanor; Klymchuk, Vitalii; Gusak, Nataliia; Gorbunova, Viktoriia; Sukhovii, Oleksii

in Mental Health and Social Inclusion (2022), 26(3 2022-06-29T00:00:00), 242-256

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