What we offer
The treatment has a number of different objectives:
- To help you to continue to live independently or to learn to once again live independently.
- To reduce the symptoms of the illness, to relieve you of problems as far as possible.
- To help you learn to deal with your illness and the problems it causes in the different aspects of your life.
If possible, you will receive treatment at home. Treatment can be provided by your local FACT team. Mentrum operates FACT teams in various parts of the city. These teams consist of experts working together. The team provides you with precisely the care you need at that time. As much as necessary but as little as possible. If your situation worsens, in consultation with you and persons closely involved with you, we can provide more care. As things improve, the level of care will be reduced. The FACT teams work at various locations across Amsterdam.
You may need to be admitted. For example because you have suffered a relapse or because independent living is a step too far, for the time being. Here, too, Mentrum can be of assistance. We operate clinics for short and long(er) admissions and clinics for people with psychiatric and addiction problems. We also have special home training centres, where people are taught to once again care for themselves. These facilities are all located in Amsterdam.
You may have previously been admitted on several occasions to different departments or clinics. Or you may have previously made several attempts at independent or sheltered living, but without success. Then, too, we can be of assistance.
Advice and second opinion
We offer advice and second opinions for adult clients with Serious Psychiatric Disorders.
If you are doubtful about such a diagnosis, or if there is a difference of opinion about the care on offer, discuss the situation with your treatment practitioner. You can then contact us for advice or a second opinion. We will discuss the situation with you either by telephone or in a face-to-face evaluation. We will follow up with advice on possible treatments.