Because of the sensitivity of this particular age group, Holina coordinates with UCLAN (University of Central Lancashire) – who’ve been awarded the maximum 5 QS Stars (excellent) for their International University programs, leading our residents through their continued education with certified courses developed specifically for Holina Village residents, as well as dozens of other mainstream courses that suit a broad spectrum of students. Furthermore, all residents may continue their studies with private teachers from UCLAN should they prefer.
UCLAN are permanent partners in Holina Village, Cyprus, to the extent that every one of our residents will receive a mentor from UCLAN who will be alongside them throughout their treatment stay, meaning they’ll have someone acting like an older brother or sister to direct them down the best paths for their future, leading by example and from their own experience.
Because of this relationship with UCLAN, Holina residents can choose their preferred subjects and connect deeper into their preferred directions with their lives. This is another reason why treatment at Holina is recommended for a minimum of 6 months, and up to a year. Whilst we can take residents for shorter periods, they will be unlikely to make too much progress educationally if they are unable to commit to longer-term stays with us.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between UCLan Cyprus and Holina Cyprus on the 25th of October 2022 at the premises of the British University of Cyprus. The purpose of the Memorandum is to provide a framework of collaboration between UCLan Cyprus and Holina Cyprus, in areas of teaching, research, science, innovation and applied experience, aiming to support the well-being of Holina Cyprus’s residents, to foster, as well as develop employability skills for youth and young adults who deal with behavioural health issues.
Holina Cyprus serves as a young person’s community, offering its residents a holistic mental and spiritual support system for youth and young adults to feel safe and trusted and thus overcome behavioural health issues of various forms. With the support of a team of psychologists and psychotherapists who are among the best in the world, Holina Youth Village creates a life-changing programme, which offers an innovative approach to the healing process by incorporating educational and teaching objectives. UCLan Cyprus, with its unique blend of academic and practical experience, as well as its unparallel commitment to initiatives which promote the health and well-being of youth, will develop an innovative educational programme on various courses which present a special interest to Holina Village Youth residents.
Programmes with specialization in the field of psychology will support the cooperation, however, collaborations with all departments of UCLan Cyprus are encouraged. The Memorandum will also facilitate cooperation in the form of internships, and co-organisation of events with a view of sharing and disseminating information regarding the important issue of youths struggling with behavioural health issues.
On behalf of UCLan Cyprus, the Memorandum was signed by the university’s CEO and Chair of the Council, Mr Floros Voniatis, and on behalf of Holina Cyprus the Memorandum was signed by Mr Yossef Zubari, General Manager of Holina Cyprus.
During the signing ceremony, Mr Voniatis thanked Mr Zubari and stated that: ‘UCLan Cyprus aims to be a vital part of its social and corporate community, actively promoting initiatives that youth can benefit from. Education can build on the strengths of young people who deal with behavioural health issues as it is a gateway to new and exciting opportunities, personal growth and development and positive change for the youth and young adults who deal with the devasting effects of behavioural health issues, hence the importance of the partnership with Holina Cyprus’.
If you are experiencing challenges or struggles in your life that are giving you uncomfortable consequences – for example, failing at school, getting arrested, hurting your friends or losing them, experiencing strong anxiety, self-harming, cutting yourself off from people and hiding, etc, then Holina Village would make a great place for you to transform yourself from unnecessary pain or discomfort and discover joy and vitality back into your life.
Holina Village is focused on emotional and behavioural health, including addictions, self-harming, anti-social behaviours, stress, diminished motivation, isolation,
insecurity, anxiety and other challenges socially awkward feelings or attitudes.
Our minimum commitment is 4 weeks, though realistically this is rarely enough time to bring about long-lasting change. Therefore we strongly suggest 6 to 12 months, particularly if they want to engage in the educational opportunities our partners ICLAN offer us. Whilst our minimum commitment is 4 weeks, many, probably most of our residents stay around 3 to 6 months.
We are a fully immersed residential experience, with a minimum of one-month commitment, though most residents stay for 3 or more months, often 6 months or even longer.
No one is allowed to visit unscheduled without an appointment, though family members are encouraged to come and visit on weekends, in the second month onwards.
It is important to us that we protect the sanctity of the Holina Village space and keep them safe.
We are not a daycare facility or outpatient service. We only serve those people looking for a fully immersive experience.
We encourage parents and adult family members to come and visit from the 2 nd month onwards at weekends. We offer Family Therapy during these visits (held over weekends) in both group and private settings. We understand that sometimes the whole family needs to heal, and we believe these therapeutically supported family sessions will help the greater family. Furthermore, we know that your success is significantly improved when family members are engaged in their loved one’s recovery.
We appreciate that you will be away from your loved ones for fairly long periods and that connection to them is important. We will always find ways to help you facilitate these relationships. We have super-fast internet, and all the bedrooms have Smart TVs running YouTube and Netflix etc.
However, it is our policy to remove you from your digital devices whilst you settle into treatment, as they can be a major distraction from your well-being. In today’s modern technological age, smartphones are an addiction and want to begin by giving you a digital detox. Most of our residents genuinely appreciate this break from their devices, but if you ever have anything important to attend to then we’ll coordinate that for you.
Yes, you may, if you are above the legal age to smoke. Whilst we’d love to encourage you to quit whilst you’re with us, we acknowledge that many people do smoke. There is a dedicated smoking area.
Cyprus is a pleasant climate all year round. Certainly plenty of blue skies. It’s the warmest part of Europe during the Winter months. Cyprus enjoys an intense Mediterranean climate, with long dry summers from mid–May to mid–October, and mild winters from December to February, which is separated by short autumn and spring seasons.
August is the hottest month in Paphos with an average temperature of 26°C (79°F) and the coldest is January at 13°C (55°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 13 in July. The wettest month is December with an average of 93.9mm of rain.
Pack as if you were coming on an adventure holiday to an island with plenty of land and sea-based activities. SDress casually and comfortably. It’s not a fashion parade but a small village of like-minded friends all hanging out together.
Bring activewear for workouts and other fitness activities including swimming, sports shoes, and light wear for yoga. We do physical activities almost every day, so bring a few pairs to allow for laundry times.
We have a safe to keep your valuables in, but expensive jewellery and other luxury items are unnecessary.
Toiletries: Please bring your toiletries and hygiene products, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, shaving materials, basic makeup, hairbrush, etc. Anything you forget we can purchase from local shops.
Medications: You are allowed to continue using your doctor-prescribed medications whilst with us, but please do bring proof of your prescription. Please keep all your pills in the original packaging so that they are considered authorized narcotics.
Kindly do not bring the following:
Alcohol or drugs: It might seem self-explanatory, but some clients may try to sneak in a last-minute hit, fix, pill, can, bottle, etc. Your bags and belongings will be searched when you arrive at Holina.
Alcohol or drug paraphernalia: This includes anything that advertises or glorifies the use of alcohol or drugs. This should also include items that display support for criminal acts including terrorism, sex, gambling, or other negatively perceived notions that could upset other residents.
Weapons: There is no need to bring any knives or weapons with you to Cyprus or treatment. They will be confiscated and destroyed.
Toiletries that contain alcohol: Leave any alcohol-based products at home, such as certain mouthwashes, nail polish removers, perfumes, and aerosols.
We cater to all dietary requirements, though we request that you inform us in advance so we can prepare. You can advise us of any of your specific dietary needs and we can manage them. We’re used to having people with all types of needs.
Our prices are all-inclusive and agreed upon based on your length of stay. Minimum stay in one month is €15,000, 3 months is €40,000 and 6 months is €70,000
We don’t have any hidden costs, though there are some costs that you should be aware of. Things that are not covered include:
We ask you to pay for anything non-detox or mental health-related, including your medications.
We also ask that you have travel or medical insurance in place before you come to us. This is really for any non-detox or psychiatric-related problems, like if you fall over and break your arm or some other uncalculated trip to accident and emergency.
We don’t pay for your flights to and from Larnaca Airport (LCA), but we will meet and greet you at the airport on arrival. We can also chaperone you door to door-from your home at an extra charge (calculated based on the distance/complexity).
Typically, our clients spend between €50 and €100 per month on personal items, such as snacks, sodas, cigarettes, some toiletries, etc, but it’s not necessary to spend any more.
At this time, residents of most countries around the world can come to Cyprus and achieve a visa upon entry. We will advise you on this process. It’s very straight forwards.
If you extend your treatment and need a longer visa then we will swallow this cost for you.
We are looking to recruit 2 experienced 12 Step Counsellors or Practitioners, to complement our team at Holina Village, Cyprus.
We request that you have the desire to relocate and work on this gorgeous island in the Mediterranean (Greek side), and have a passion for helping young adults struggling with behavioural health.
We are seeking someone who is looking for an immediate start (or at least by the end of March 2023). You would need to be competent and confident as well as good-natured and patient, working in a multidisciplinary team and having lots of fun.
If this is whispering or calling towards you, then we would love to receive your CV & bios via email.
If you would like to know more about our Youth Village, please feel free to drop us a quick message here. Please fill in as many details as possible to help us understand your current situation and history.
Coming to Holina is more than just a life-changing moment. You will find support here for life. Even after completing your transformation, we offer support groups for continuing support on your journey going forward.
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