Services

MOBILE MENTAL HEALTH UNITS

The Mobile Mental Health Units' (MMHUs), run in the municipalities of Thrace and Fokida, are guided by the philosophy of Social Psychiatry focusing on the provision of out-of-hospital services described as following:

• Provision of free mental health services in the local community so that people in need can get the necessary treatment without being isolated by family members or the wider community 

• Prevention in mental health issues

• Diagnosis, treatment and psychosocial rehabilitation of patients and relevant support to their families

• Implementation of community sensitization activities

• Facilitation of local population’s access to mental health services

Services are provided by a team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, art therapists, nurses and administrative staff.


RESIDENTIAL HOUSES AND SEMI–AUTONOMOUS PROTECTED APARTMENTS

The S.S.P.&.M.H. operates residential houses and semi–autonomous protected apartments in Attica, Fokida, Lamia and Evros. Both structures accommodate people with mental health problems with the aim to upgrade the quality of their life, to develop their psychosocial capabilities and facilitate their social integration. In residential houses, each patient follows individually his/her therapeutic program while participates in group therapies and other collective therapeutic activities, such as dramatherapy and dance movement therapy.

 

Semi–autonomous protected apartments accommodate people with psychosocial problems who can live more autonomously. The program focuses on a therapeutic model that encourages reintegration in the community and promotes mental health stability.

 


DAY CENTRE FOR THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT OF CANCER PATIENTS

The Day Centre for the Psychological Support of Cancer Patients operates since 2003. It offers a wide range of psychosocial services (i.e. psychological support and counselling, individual and group psychotherapy, dance therapy and relaxation techniques) in order to help cancer patients and their relatives to deal with the psychological effects of cancer. It also sets as a target the sensitization and training of health professionals in public hospitals’ oncological departments while working on the sensitization and awareness of the public.


DAY CENTER FOR THE FOLLOW-UP CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH PSYCHOSOCIAL PROBLEMS

The Day Center provides services for the follow-up care of people with mental health problems who live in the community. The services target residents from the Municipalities of Kallithea, Nea Smyrni and Tavros-Moschato in Athens, and include psychiatric and psychological assessment, prevention, diagnosis and therapeutic treatment that are offered free of charge. The Day Center develops collaborations with organizations and professionals from the broader health and social care sector in order to respond better to users’ needs.


DAY CENTER FOR CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS

The Day Center, operating in the prefecture of Fokida, provides services to children, adolescents and adults with developmental, learning and mental health difficulties. The main focus is the prevention of mental health problems, the elimination of social exclusion, the improvement of psychosocial skills and the exercise of human rights. The Day Center provides individual and group therapy treatment. All services are offered for free.


COMMUNITY SENSITIZATION ACTIVITIES

The S.S.P. & M.H. develops synergies with local authorities and actors as well as sensitization activities (i.e. public events, educational trainings, scientific seminars) in order to raise public awareness and combat misconceptions and stereotypes about mental health issues.


EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

The S.S.P. & M.H. implements a series of educational programs to train specialized professionals that could contribute to the development of a new model of mental health services.

PRE-VOCATIONAL & VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

S.S.P. & M.H. runs pre-vocational and vocational training programs to help the employment and social integration of people with mental health problems. More specifically, mental health service users' work includes cultivation of the land, production and distribution of vegetables to the local market.