Mental Health | Valencian Mental Health Network: the success story of a leading organization in Spain

In the Valencian Mental Health Network they filled more than three decades dedicated to the care of the elderly, dependent and mentally ill. Its main objective is to maintain the highest level of quality of life for users.

This organization of enormous prestige began its journey in 1989 with the opening of its first center, the Our Lady of Good Counsel Residence; Currently, it continues to grow for the better. Today add more than ten centers between residences for the elderly, specific centers for the mentally ill (CEEM) and supervised housing throughout the Valencian Community, where serve 600 users with personalized assistance for each type of pathology and need.

Despite the hard blow received in 2020, The Valencian mental health network has succeeded in overcoming the pandemic and continue to grow. Thus, the organization already has 11 accommodation centers and four sheltered homes.

An example of success

The project undertaken more than 30 years ago by the Valencian businessman Raphael Marco, is today an example of success throughout Spain. And it is in a sector as specialized and professional as Mental Health, implying more merit if possible. Hence the celebration of international health day It must serve to give even more value to the team led by Rafa Marco, as well as to his professional and commercial background.

Multipurpose room of the Specific Center Roger de Lauria for the mentally ill. OF

In this sense, the Valencian Mental Health Network aims to achieve the maximum rehabilitation of its residentsthrough their integration and the promotion of socio-family reintegration, the acquisition of elementary habits of self-care or the promotion of their autonomy.

Therefore, it provides all available means to improve the quality of life of its 600 inhabitantsthrough a program of activities broad enough to offer personalized biopsychosocial treatment adapted to their profiles.

Presence in the Valencian Community

At present, the network has a total of 11 centers throughout the Valencian Community. In each of them he offers specialized care for dependent, elderly and mentally ill people, thanks to various palliative care and mental pathologies such as Alzheimer’s disease or senile dementia in the elderly; or addictive behaviors or pathologies derived from the consumption of narcotics in young mental patients.

In addition, this business and professional organization stands out for its commitment to sheltered housing for people with mental illness, which supposes for the residents a functional housing and inserted in the community environment. Currently, you have these types of resources in torrent and in Xàbia and plans to expand his park into two more homes.

The Valencian Mental Health Network stands out for its commitment to sheltered housing for people with mental illness. OF

Coexistence itself promotes their autonomy, while guaranteeing personalized attention, seeking psychosocial and inclusive rehabilitation and improving and maintaining skills for daily living, leisure, employment, personal relationships and modes. healthy lifestyles.

All of these sheltered houses have a program in which the cohabitants must occupy their free time and respect the organization and order of tasks proposed for the development of the day, such as reading comprehension, arithmetic, yoga or cinema workshops, in addition to including the preparation of lunches and dinners or the House cleaning.

More than half a thousand users

In order to serve more than half a thousand users -from the Valencian Community and other autonomous communities such as Castilla-La Mancha, Murcia, Madrid or Catalonia-, the network has more than 350 employees.

These workers become fundamental protagonists to try to achieve the maximum rehabilitation of each of the residents network centers.

The Valencian mental health network currently has 11 residential centres. OF

With their work, they try to promote social and family reintegration users whose situation allows it; They try to facilitate the integration of residents into the centre, so that they acquire and maintain basic self-care habits. Also they try to promote the autonomy of its users and seek to strengthen their interrelationship in a climate of trust and respect, thus offering all the means available to improve their quality of life.

The programs developed in therapeutic centers of the Valencian Mental Health Network are psychoeducational programs: cognitive stimulation, psychological intervention, social skills, health education, activities of daily living, psychomotricity, leisure, free time and family intervention.

The programs developed in centers for the elderly of the Valencian Mental Health Network are psychological intervention programs (cognitive stimulation, psychoeducation, HHSS and psychological intervention), functional rehabilitation, technical-socio-cultural animation and occupational therapy, family and social intervention and promotion of healthy lifestyles.

Finally, the programs that are developed in sheltered housing These are programs for leisure and free time, social and professional reintegration, psychoeducation, social skills, strengthening emotional ties and relationships with families, partners and people outside the home, and education to health.

Living room of one of the protected houses of Xàbia. OF

severe mental illness

Serious mental illness requires a holistic view of the individual, as it affects all facets of their vital functioning.

The psychoeducation aims to intervene in all facets of life affected by the disease and relevant to the achievement of psychosocial rehabilitation.

The ignorance of the disease It is the quintessential symptom of a serious mental illness, and there is a very small percentage in whom this symptom is not present.

cognitive stimulation

Cognitive stimulation is a rehabilitative interventionaimed at the recovery and/or maintenance of the cognitive capacities and functions of a subject whose level of cognitive functionality is limited or deficient.

After the acute attacks experienced by people with serious mental illnesses, cognitive impairments usually appear to a greater or lesser degree.

For more information:

Valencian Mental Health Network

Pl. de la Concordia, 4, 46900 Torrent, Valencia

Telephone 96 118 26 66


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