The construction of a modern mental health network in our country continues at a rapid pace. The Deputy Minister of Health, Zoe Rapti, signed the tender notices for 30 new structures, financed by the Recovery and Resilience Fund “Greece 2.0”.

The 30 new structures are included in the 106 Mental Health Units that have been included for financing in the “Greece 2.0” Recovery and Resilience Fund and provide free services to all citizens.

These are Day Centers and Boarding Schools for Autism, Mobile Units for Involuntary Hospitalization, Day Centers for the Promotion of Mental Health through Art, as well as Mobile Units for the support of Children and Adolescents.

Specifically, the new structures announced are:

1. Three Day Centers and six Boarding Schools for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum

Day Centers in Attica, Achaia, Ilia.

Boarding schools in Attica (3), Thessaloniki, Messinia and Crete.

2. Ten Mobile Patient Transport Units during the Involuntary Hospitalization process in Attica (2), Central Macedonia, Eastern Macedonia-Thrace, North Aegean, South Aegean, Thessaly, Western Greece, Peloponnese, Crete.

3. Three Day Centers for the Promotion of Mental Health through Art in Attiki (2), Thessaloniki.

4. Eight Mobile Mental Health Units for Children and Adolescents in Attica, Piraeus, Epirus, Western Macedonia, North Aegean, Lefkada-Preveza, Corinthia-Arcadia-Messinia, Heraklion-Lassithi.

“When I assumed this portfolio almost three years ago, I committed to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to deliver our country’s first comprehensive National Mental Health Action Plan. And I am proud that this project was implemented and approved by the Parliament and it captures the new map of our services and policies for the mental health of our fellow citizens”, said Deputy Health Minister Zoe Rapti.

He referred to the inclusion in the Recovery Fund of 106 new community mental health units throughout the country and of these 66 units have already been licensed and are gradually being put into operation.

“With the announcement of the 30 new mental health units, we are even closer to the realization of the milestone of the 106 new structures, which we included, in order, by utilizing European resources, to change the map of mental health in our country, because there is no health without mental health. And this is the legacy we leave for the place, for all our fellow citizens, always with priority to the most vulnerable”, concluded Ms. Rapti.