Mission, history, goals

“Animus Association” was founded by women professionals in the helping professions – psychologists, psychotherapists, and social workers. It was established in 1994. In 2001, it acquired the status of a public benefit organization.

The Mission of Animus is to promote healthy communication between people and a healthy attitude towards various gender issues in Bulgarian society. We are working to implement the development of affordable psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytic services and programs, offering professional and competent help. We strive towards creating public attitudes that reject violence and promote tolerance and respect for the pain that it causes. We advocate for the values of dynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis as a driver for democratic change in the Bulgarian family and society. We develop and implement projects and programs to support people who need help.

The main directions of work are to promote mutual understanding in society, to encourage respect for women and to act as an intermediary between the government and NGOs, coordinating anti-violence activities and projects.