Miss Irene Papastavrou is a graduate Occupational Therapist from the European University of Cyprus’ department of Health Sciences, and has been registered with the Pancypriot Association of Occupational Therapists since 2021. Miss Papastavrou began her Master’s program in Child and Adolescent Mental Health at the European University of Cyprus. Miss Papastavrou participates in various seminars to learn various techniques and approaches that she can use in her interventions.

She also holds a UEFA C football coaching diploma since 2018 and three+ years of experience working with children under the age of 12.

Through her training in various contexts, Miss Papastavrou has gained experience working with children, teenagers and adults who were facing difficulties in their daily lives. Specifically, she worked with adults in community mental health in Nicosia and teenagers in a shelter for unaccompanied minors in Larnaca. Occupational Therapy aims to promote individual independence in activities of daily life, complex activities of daily life, care and hygiene, shopping, motor functionality, health management, sleep, education, play, work, recreation and free time, in the development and strengthening of organizational and social interaction skills, in social participation, and in the integration or reintegration of individuals into the community.

Miss Papastavrou focuses on the holistic treatment of daily difficulties, the independence and functionality of teenagers through projects/activities, the interaction of the individual and the environment, and the integration of football whenever possible.