Are you doctors or psychologists?

We are neither. The idea behind Madame Papillon is to complement the essential psycho-medical support that women going through burnout should access.

If you do not know where to go to find this psycho-medical support, we are happy to point you in the right direction, but we see our services as useful additions to the core medical support everyone should seek.

Why are only women included?

In the INAMI report of May 2021, it was highlighted that two-thirds of the people suffering from depression and burnout were women.

This is a project set up by four women, in a patriarchal society, in full consciousness of the enormous pressures put on women in all areas of their lives, with burnout experiences of their own and those around them, all of which led to the decision to focus on women.

Why do you focus on foreign women?

This is a project set up by four foreign women in Brussels. In our discussions with other women who do not have a secure network of friends and family nearby, this isolation was one of the factors that contributed to their burnout. Inclusion and accessibility are, however, values that are fundamental to the project. No woman will be turned away because she is Belgian!

How are you funded?

This is currently a project run by passionate volunteers with no external funding.

Where costs are incurred, for example during the creative workshops and the psychologist-supported discussion groups, participants pay a small fee. This fee should not be a barrier to participation however and anyone who is unable to cover the costs is invited to get in touch.

The business plan foresees finding a financial partner who could support staff members to expand Madame Papillon activities and services and if you think you could help with this, we would be happy to hear from you!

Other questions?

If your question has not been answered above, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

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