NGO Prostor

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NGO Prostor: ReMind Community

Belgrade, SerbiaBelgrade, Serbia
Year Founded:
2009
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Growth
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

The ReMind community project is dedicated to the development of user-orientated mental health services in Belgrade, following the Community Mental Health model used in many European countries.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if people suffering from mental illness would be loved and accepted?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

According to the National Strategy for Mental Health,in Serbia in the past few years the number of people suffering from mental health problems has been increasing as a result of the accumulated stress originated from impoverishment,wars,overall decaying life standards.Psychosocial community based services don't exist and the discrimination and human rights violation are highly present.Only method of treatment is pharmaceutic and institutional.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

We provide art therapy, other arts-based educational activities, and organize exhibitions and other public events, as methods of supporting people living with mental illness to cope with their condition and reducing barriers between them and other members of the community, so that people living with mental illness can enjoy a high quality of life as equal members of their community.