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The Early Intervention Unit for Psychosis (MEP) of Tripoli, has officially started its operation, at 10 Alexandrou Soutsou-Naupliou Street. Free early intervention and diagnosis services for psychosis are provided there in the Peloponnese Region.
Contact phone: 271.1711710. Contact days and hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 16.00-21.00.
As the Scientific Team of the Early Intervention Unit in Psychosis states:
The Psychosis Early Intervention Unit (EIP) constitutes a complete, multidimensional, extroverted and community-oriented clinical approach, with the aim of early detection and treatment of the symptoms of psychotic disorders in their initial stages.
The main concern is the minimization of long-term effects and the prevention or reduction of relapses by strengthening and improving the functionality of individuals and their inclusion in their work, education and wider social environment.
In more detail, the interventions of the MEP concern the therapeutic treatment of the symptoms and effects of the first psychotic episode, the support of the beneficiary and his environment, so that his rapid social reintegration becomes possible.
It is aimed at adolescents from 11 years of age and their families and adults who exhibit social deficits, isolation, behavioral problems (explosive or paradoxical behavior, behavior problems at school), low frustration tolerance, hetero-self-aggression, mood changes, obsessions, difficulties in communication, decrease in functionality (school, work, activities), change in routines – behaviors, neglect of personal hygiene-self-care.
The services provided are the following:
1. Elaboration of a personalized care plan, both for the person himself and for his caregivers.
2. Focused interventions (psychological/psychosocial support/counseling) to people who manifest the symptomatology.
3. Mobilization of the family environment to participate in the therapeutic process.
4. Psychoeducation of the individual and his family.
5. Family counseling.
6. Training in social and individual skills and professional orientation.
7. Personalized interventions to promote a healthy lifestyle.
8. Direct connection and referral to more specialized structures, if deemed necessary.
9. Programs and actions to creatively utilize the free time of its clients, with the organization of appropriate entertainment and cultural events in the context and in cooperation with community agencies.
10. Programs of cooperation, information and mobilization of community bodies, on psychotic disorders and the importance of their early detection.
11. Information actions to combat social stigma and prejudices related to mental disorders.
12. Participation in the creation of educational protocols and evaluation protocols regarding the provision of early intervention services in psychosis in collaboration with the rest of the Ministry of Health in the country, etc.
The Unit’s services will be provided free of charge within the community, in an outpatient environment that is friendly and collaborative, taking care to avoid stigmatization. Sincerely, Scientific team of the Early Intervention Unit in Psychosis.
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