World Mental Health Day is meant to showcase the importance of emotional well-being and shine a light on the issues of mental health. The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity initiated a comprehensive project of improvement at psychiatric wards for children and young adults.
Jurek Owsiak awarded by Newsweek
Readers of Newsweek weekly celebrated the 20th anniversary of the publication by choosing leaders of social change and people they see as key actors in creating the society in Poland as we know it now.
Jurek Owsiak, chairman of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation, is one of the best known and respected social activists, closely associated with promoting community engagement and voluntary service in the country. Jurek Owsiak, a long-term volunteer, took third place when it comes to a list of the twenty most meaningful personalities in Poland. The list included politicians, sportspeople, social activists, writers, and artists. However, when it comes to a list of the most influential citizens, Jurek Owsiak leads the ranking. Readers and journalists highlighted his commitment to social issues, his vocal support of human rights, his engagement in making social engagement a core element of life in Poland.
The upper house of the Polish parliament will host a debate on children's mental health services on October 21st. Our charity will join forces with the Senate to find the solution to the problems which plight children's psychiatric care in Poland
The board of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation decided to make an emergency purchase of hospital beds to support the national healthcare system in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in Poland. Beds will be donated to hospitals tasked with creating wards for COVID-19 patients.