Countries with Local Action Groups
A national programme with seven regional centres: Düsseldorf (Coordinating
Centre), Leipzig, Munich LMU, Munich TU, Hamburg, Kiel and Itzehoe.
- The programme in Düsseldorf holds regular cinema shows and theatre
events with subsequent discussions with patients, relatives and professionals
as well as "Open-Door-Days" in psychiatric hospitals. A variety
of reports in TV, radio and print media dealing with the German action
programme has been achieved.
- In Leipzig, ODOS Slovakia/Michalovce and Irrsinnig Menschlich recently
cooperated on Against the Images in the Head, a film workshop in Michalovce
for people with schizophrenia and media professionals from Slovakia
and Germany. This media project seeks to mitigate the social conflict
between those excluded and those excluding. The film produced in the
workshop will be presented to large audiences in Slovakia, Germany and
other countries at international festivals and showings.
- The Local Action Group in Hamburg founded the society "Irre Menschlich."
The main focus of this group is to coordinate education within schools
through the "psychosis-seminar". In these seminars school
children and teachers meet with former patients and relatives to discuss
issues surrounding mental illness.
Anja Esther Baumann, M.A.
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Bergische Landstr, 2
40629 Düsseldorf, Germany
Tel.: (49) 0211/922-2777
Fax: (49) 0211/922-2020