pro mente Oberösterreich
For 45 years now, pro mente Upper Austria, Society for mental and social health, has provided counseling and care for persons suffering from mental health problems, with a staff of almost 1,350 professional employees and 260 volunteers.
It runs roughly 150 facilities providing assistance in the province of Upper Austria. pro mente Upper Austria activities include counseling both for persons with mental health and social problems and also for their relatives.
Vocational training being one of its main areas of work, various training and counseling centers prepare clients for reemployment after a disease or crisis. In addition a number of different centers in Upper Austria provide assistance with regard to housing, work and spare time as well as addiction. Here a central aim is to facilitate the integration into local communities of persons with mental problems.
With regards the project proposed, pro mente run a specific peer training and have also hired peer workers in their staff.
Role in the project
pro mente will contribute to the adaptation of Professional Development Award (PDA) in Mental Health Peer Support and video-therapy methodology. It will perform a pilot vocational training in Austria, ensuring optimal combination between the two innovation transfers.
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