Day Centre for people with psychosocial problems – Attica Prefecture
The Day Centre for people with psychosocial problems of the Society of Social Psychiatry P. Sakellaropoulos, offers its services free of charge to adults with psychosocial problems, covering three Municipalities of Athens (Kallithea, Nea Smyrni, Tavros-Moschato). During the nine years of its operation, it has covered the psychosocial needs of more than 1,600 people.
The services of the Centre include psychiatric assessment and monitoring, psychological support and psychotherapy, social welfare support and counselling for carers of people with mental illness. In addition, individual interventions, psychotherapeutic groups and psychological support groups are carried out. A Socialisation Programme takes place, which includes skills training groups (social, daily life and autonomous living), art therapy groups (e.g. Poetry Group) and groups with recreational and cultural character. This programme is aimed at people with psychosocial difficulties and aims at the psychosocial rehabilitation and equal integration of people in the community. The multi-sectoral team of the Day Centre also participates very actively in information, awareness-raising and mental health promotion activities in the community.