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Norwegian Clinical Psychologist, Researcher and Program Developer

Dr. Raknes is the innovator behind a prize winning cognitive behavoral based psychosocial material widely used in school health services, schools and kindergartens in Norway. The Helping Hand material is translated into 8 languages and used across cultural and economic divides in many countries.

Dr. Solfrid Raknes is an experienced cognitive therapist, supervisor and program developer. Since 2010 she has lectured extensively; more than 500 workshops for clinical psychologists, GPs, psychiatric nurses and teachers. Solfrid´s special interest is large scale implementation of cognitive behavioural programs to improve access to psychosocial support for all children and adolescents.

Raknes is involved in a wide specter of humanitarian projects focused on reducing poverty and improving mental health. 


2021 February 4th: The Crochet Community Collective crochet Bernie Sanders to fund a school for 300 Syrian refugees in Lebanon! Read more here

2021 February 3rd: The Helping Hand program will be published in the Netherlands in April! An initiative by Karen Molenaar

2021 June 9th The launch of the Helping Hand game, Beirut. Film here +47 416 17 343