Mar 8, 2022

The Impact of COVID-19 in Mental Health: The Situation in Greece

Elvisa Frrokaj

Elvisa Frrokaj

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Received Sylff fellowship in 2012-13.

Received Sylff fellowship in 2013 as a MA student in Counselling Psychology at the University of Athens. In 2017, she embarked on her dissertation as a doctoral candidate (PhD) at the University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece. Since 2016 she has been working as a psychologist at the Mobile Mental Health Unit at the Child and Adolescent Center and at private practice as a Psychologist-Psychotherapist. In 2019 she was elected President of the Association of Psychologists of Chios Island. In November 2019 she led the team that organized the first TEDxChios event.   She is quite active and likes to take initiative to the benefit of the community and she shares the same passion with the SYLFF Association for making the world a better place.

Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:


  1. BSc in Psychology (University of Crete, Greece)
  2. MSc in Counselling Psychology (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)
  3. PhD Candidate in Psychology (University of the Aegean, Greece).

Scientific Publications

  1. Tsamparli, A. & Frrokaj, E. (2016). Quality of sibling relationship and substance misuse: a comparative study. The European Journal of Counselling Psychology, 4 (1), 123-14.
  2. Theotoka, I., Frrokaj, E., Tsaliki, C., Issari, P., & Paparrigopoulos, T. (2015). Psychological Disorders of Caregivers of Patients with Dementing Disorders: Increase of Psychopathology and economic crisis in Greece. Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 18, 173-179.
  3. Karademas, E.C., Frokkai, E.F., Tsotra, E., & Papazachariou, R. (2013). The relation of optimism to cardiac patients subjective health through illness representations: Does the level of optimism matter? In A. Efkleides & D. Moraitou (Eds.), Quality of Life: A Positive Psychology Perspective (pp. 175-188). Amsterdam: Springer.


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