Greek Carers Network EPIONI participates as a partner in a two-year Erasmus + KA2 program entitled “Linking Partners to Share Good Practices with Mental Health Problems” under project number 2018-1-TR01-KA202-058739 and coordinated by Public Entity Turkey (İstanbul İl Sağlık Müdürlüğü).
The Erasmus + project will enable the exchange of good practices among partners from Turkey, Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, and Italy on the social integration of people with mental illness. From 24-28.6.2019 three members of EPIONI attended a training in Zagreb, Croatia, at the premises of Vrapce University Psychiatric Hospital. During the training they had the opportunity to: 1) Familiarize themselves with mental health services in Croatia 2) Visit special hospital units and learn how they work 3) Discuss stigma, mental retardation, meta-cognition, rehabilitation, and human rights 4) Inform professionals about their first psychotic episode and group psychotherapy for people with psychosis 5) Discuss with mental health professionals at the hospital campus issues such as occupational and social rehabilitation. Finally, a tour of the museum of psychiatry of Vrapce University Psychiatric Hospital was conducted