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The Association for Mental Health Patras

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Mental illness is not contagious

The Association for Mental Health Patras

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We are demolishing the walls of exclusion of social prejudice

The Association for Mental Health Patras

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People who informed about mental health issues
Adults received psychiatric evaluation
People received psychological support

Who we are

The Association for Mental Health [SOPSI] Patras which was founded in 2003,is a mixed association ,that co- consists of people dealing with problems of mental health, their family caretakers, volunteers, professionals for mental health and sensitizing citizens more about this issue.

Our history


The families whose member was dealing with a mental problem together with professionals of mental health met with the aim of creating THE ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH.

The first house of SOPSI

The first home of [SOPSI] was housed at the cultural centre in Agiou Nikolaou Patras. The first group that functioned was the psycho-education of the families and the meetings were held twice a month. The first group engaged in a dance group which has continued until today.

2011 Awards

SOPSI PATRAS is defined by an award of collective actions [Qualiity Islets Award] within the frame of   the GREEK NATIONAL COMPETITION that is organized every two years [THE ACTION OF CITIZENS FOR AN OPEN COMMUNITY] and the GREEK ORGANISATION FOR GUIDANCE received a monetary prize by the organization EUROCHARITY.

March 2016

SOPSI obtained a new building on 74 Kanari Street, Patra by the kind support from the FOUNDATION OF STAVROS NIARHOS, while the workshops of the association are held on 6 Sisini Street.

October 2016

The SOCIAL COOPERATIVE INTEGRATION FUNCTION began called «GEFYRES». This is the first café in Patra where people dealing with mental illness work-members of SOPSI PATRAS. The café contributes to the professional and social reintegration of people with mental health issues which in this way offers them the right of employment and at the same time looking after their psycho-social  reinstatement.

Gefyres Cafe

«GEFYRES» is made up of  brave actions against the isolation, prejudice and stigma that is associated with mental illness. The purchase of the equipment and the overall creation of the café was implemented due to the generous support of VINCI association. Address: 86 Patreos Street , Telephone: 2610623963.

February 2019

Day care centre for mental patients was created and called «GEFYRES ZOIS» which consists of a group of psycho-social support and reinstatement and integration for the collective effort of the PROGRAMME PSYCHIATRIC REFORM [ΨΥΧΑΡΓΩΣ-PSIHARGOS] by the MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SOLIDARITY.

Groups, claims, rallies, conferences, talks, training, educational programs, trips, excursions for mental health ,camp empowerment, celebrations, concerts, awards, events and more reflect the course of the Association for mental health -SOPSI PATRAS from when it started until the present.

Our Vision

Our vision

Equal social reinstatement and support for all people with problems with mental health and their families with the goal of obtaining equality and dignity.

Our Services

Day care centre «GEFYRES ZOIS» of the association for Mental Health -SOPSI PATRAS:

The association SOPSI PATRAS during a period of financial -social crisis took on an important role in the local community. It developed the centre for daily care for people with mental health problems «GEFYRES ZOIS»  which constitutes a net of protection for the people with mental health issues and their families.

All of the services are provided for free by SOPSI PATRAS and without delay from 9 am until 8 pm by experienced and scientifically qualified employees and volunteers.

Objectives and activities of the Day Center:

The function of the Day Centre aims at:


The prevention of relapse, avoidance and reduction of the time needed for psychiatric hospitalization of people with mental health issues.


The exploration of their potential and subsequent needs in order  to establish an individual reintegration program for each person.


The integration of that individual through a range of sociotherapeutic activities.


Awareness: sensitivity of the community with the aim of lifting the social stigma.

Services Provided

Psychiatric evaluation and intervention.

Electronic prescription for medicine.

Individual counseling, support, psychotherapy.

Program for psychosocial reinstatement.

Services for evaluation, intervention and support for children.

Intervention with psychoeducation and psychosocial support for the care takers.

Program for the prevention and the promotion of mental health.

The function of Social Co-operative Company [Κοιν.Σ.Επ.] Ιntegration «GEFYRES».

Activities of the Day Centre:

Daily program of group activities.

Individual and group psychological support.

Development of groups socially and individually.

Work therapy, mild exercise and art.

Participation in cultural, sports and social events.

Contact Us

  • Address

    SOPSI Patras, Kanari str. 74, 26222, Patra, Greece
    Labs: Sisini str. 6, 26225, Patras, Greece

  • Phone

    Phone - Fax: +30 2610 621 273
    Mobile: +30 6977 452 647

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