E.PSY.ME. (Psycho-Social Research Organization) is a Non Governmental Organization, founded in 1998, by mental health professionals, and different scientific sectors customized training fields.

Now, more than 70 people are employed in all of its projects.  A great array of mental health professionals, social workers, occupational and speech therapists, special education professionals, child psychiatrists, psychologists, are under the umbrella of E.PSY.ME.

The ongoing projects and services are addressed to citizens affected by autism spectrum disorders, mental and psychiatric disabilities, in urban environment of Piraeus and surrounding suburbs, (region of Attica).
E.PSY.ME is committed to tackle social exclusion by enhancing service users’ social and mental wellbeing.

E.PSY.ME. services are based on the principles of social psychiatry, which consider mental disabilities as a phenomenon of multiple and complicated factors. It is our strong belief that negative current and future consequences can be limited 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.

E.PSY.ME. aspires to develop – implement projects, programs and run Day care Centers carefully designed to address with scientific methodological adequacy and effectiveness the specific, multifaceted needs of the targeted population.

E.PSY.ME. has already developed self-funded services in the fields of:

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PREVENTION – in collaboration with the Local Self-Administration Organizations, the Parents’ and guardians’ Association and other social organizations of the region of Piraeus and suburbs.

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INTERNAL PROFESSIONAL TRAINING – emphasizing on training of our professionals on new techniques and approaches for an effective intervention.

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SOCIAL CARE – by developing Therapeutic Units, Integration Services, Social circles, etc.

E.PSY.ME. provides services funded by European Social Fund and National Fund resources, such as:

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Day Center for treating children with autism spectrum disorders (K.HM.A). [European Social Fund “ΨΥΧΑΡΓΩΣ – PSYHARGOS” forms base funding and National Funds acting as supportive funding (National Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity) up to 2018]

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Specialized Center of Professional Training for adult disabled people.
Funded by European Social Funds

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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)

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Vocational Training in 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

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Day care center, for teenagers and adults with autism spectrum disorders funded by Athenian Regional Authority for three years (2017-2020) through European Union Funds

E.PSY.ME recognizes 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:

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E.PSY.ME. 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.

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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, 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

“Easy cooking” as a coordinator of “Margarita VTC”.

An Erasmus+ program funded by the State Scholarship Foundation and European Union. Our activities aim in the creation of a Cook Book in order to improve the autonomy of our service users and provide a replicated training model for VETs.

Alive & Kicking

“Alive and Kicking” as a leader organization.

A program for intellectual disability, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, based on the humanitarian values of E.PSY.ME and its partners, aided by the knowledge provided by Sport Psychology and its beneficial impact on people’s lives.

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:

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“Easy cooking” as a coordinator of “Margarita”

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“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

Baker Master

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