Ms Freeke Matthynssens



Freeke Matthynssens holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a degree in secondary teacher training. She is currently in training to become a MindSpring Co-trainer (a program that offers mental health education and psychosocial support to refugees). 

She previously worked for a telephone and chat line that offers information and help to victims of violence and their peers. Prior to that, she worked as a teacher at a school for basic education for 10 years where she taught reading and writing to differently alphabetized adults. 

Freeke joined ICRH in April 2019 to work with Jana Verplancke and Sherien Holail Mohamed on the chatline project of the sexual assault care centres in Belgium.