EPSYME (Psycho-Social Research Organization) is a Non-Governmental Organization, founded in 1998, by professionals, specialized in mental health and scientific sector customized training fields.
Now more than 70 people are employed in all its units including mental health professionals, social workers, occupational and speech therapists, special education therapists, child psychiatrists, psychologists, etc.
The activated projects and services are addressed to citizens of Piraeus and surrounding suburbs, affected by mental disabilities, psychiatric problems and autistic spectrum disorders, targeted to avoid their social exclusion.
EPSYME services are based on the principles of social psychiatry, which consider mental disabilities as a condition of multiple and complicated factors. It is our strong belief developments can be positive by using constant, appropriate and effective scientific methods of prevention and intervention. The fundamental principles of all our services and action plans derive from this approach.
EPSYME aspires to develop projects and services for prevention and social care planned and implemented with efficiency, proficient and effective methodology and with the intention to meet the multiple needs of its target group.
EPSYME has already developed self-funded services in the fields of:
PREVENTION – in collaboration with the Local Self-Administered Organizations, the Parents’ Association and other social shareholders of the region of Piraeus and suburbs.
INTERNAL TRAINING – emphasizing on training of our professionals on the latest techniques and approaches for effective interventions.
SOCIAL CARE – by developing Therapeutic Units, Integration Services, Social circles, etc.
Our Therapeutic Units
EPSYME provides services funded by European Social Fund and National Fund resources, such as:
Day Centre for treating children with autistic spectrum disorders (K.HM.A). (European Social Fund “ΨΥΧΑΡΓΩΣ – PSYHARGOS” having the funding responsibility with National Funds acting as supportive funding (National Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity) up to 2018).
Specialized Centre of Professional Training for adult disabled people.
Funded by European Social Funds.
Diagnostics and Therapeutics Units for prevention and psychosocial rehabilitation of children and adult mental disorders developmental delays, mental retardation, and other disorders.
Funded by Insurance Organizations, Grants, Donations, etc)
Developed actions of intervention and integration, such as the “ΣΧΕΔΙΑ” Social Club for people with mental disorders.
Vocational Training, Mental Health named “Katarti”, offers training courses and seminars in dedicated fields of mental health by certified trainers, both for the general population and for those with special needs.
Day Care Centre, for adolescents and adults in the autistic spectrum funded by Athens Regional Authority for three years (2017-2020) aided by the financial support of the European Union.
EPSYME recognises the need of creation of new ideas, as one of the most important and viable ways to surpass the economic crisis. As a result, she takes the following actions:
EPSYME is a CO-founder of the social enterprise “The garden of hope”, which goal is to integrate people with disabilities into the labour market, mainly in the primary sector through the production of agricultural products and various services in cooperation with external partners.
Supports the work of social enterprise “Rota”, based in the western suburbs of Piraeus, and aims at the socialization, prevention and treatment of vulnerable social groups.
Last but not least, EPSYME has recently created the Research and Development department thus entering the field of European projects management. We are participating in two projects:
Last but not least, E.PSY.ME. a few months now has created a new department, which manages the European projects. We are participating in two projects:
“Easy cooking” as a coordinator of “Margarita”
“Alive and Kicking: program for intellectual disability” as a leader organization.
Our goals are supported by
Panhellenic Association of Professional Footballers
Panhellenic Association of Professional Basketballers
Hellenic Association of Veteran Basketball Players