WHAT IS DEINSTITUTIONALISATION (DI)? Why is DI necessary? Until the middle of the 20th century, providing services at long-term social care institutions was society’s way of taking care of people with MHDs. Institutions provided for the daily needs of the most vulnerable members of the society, while isolating them from the…

Mental health disorders (MHDs) are psychiatric illnesses or mental (intellectual) disabilities that restrict a person’s ability to work and take care of themselves and hinder social integration. What are the differences between intellectual disabilities and psychiatric illnesses? Both intellectual disabilities and psychiatric illnesses belong to MHDs, but the care and…

Functional impairments (FI) manifest themselves as difficulties in taking care of yourself or performing everyday actions. For example, these could be vision, hearing or movement limitations or growth, behavioural, language development or physical or spiritual development disorders. FI can be congenital or acquired as a result of skeletal, muscular, tissue…

To promote the integration of people with severe disabilities and mental health disorders (MHDs) into the labour market, the Social Integration State Agency’s (SISA) project “Employment and Social Integration of People with Disabilities or Mental Health Disorders” includes five professional continuing education programmes and 35 skill training programmes. Who can participate…