Silves supports the creation of mental health equipment at ESS Jean Piaget

Residential units will be created for children, teenagers and adults

The Silves Chamber will help create mental health support equipment at the Escola Superior de Saúde Jean Piaget do Algarve (ESS-JPA) – Silves Campus, under an agreement signed on June 7th between the Municipality, the Friends of Little People and the Piaget Institute.

«This mental health support equipment is the result of an ambitious project developed by Amigos dos Pequeninos, whose implementation has the full support of the Municipality of Silves, which has already licensed the urban intervention, which includes the creation of residential units with maximum support for adults and for childhood and adolescence, with a total capacity for 36 users, thus allowing the expansion of the national network of integrated continued care (RNCCI) in places of continuous integrated mental health care (CCISM)", revealed the municipality.

The objective of this new equipment is «to provide better responses in mental health care to the local population, but also to the entire Algarve and Baixo Alentejo region, providing specialized and adapted therapies for different pathologies, in addition to enabling professional internships. or curricular aspects within the scope of higher education health courses, the training of more professionals specialized in the area of ​​mental health support and the creation of new jobs».