A European Project on
Human Rights and Physical Health
of Residents in Psychiatric and Social Care Institutions
Funded by
the European Commission, DG Sanco
a project funded by the European Commission

Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

The Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf is a specialist clinical centre for psychiatry, psychosomatics, and psychotherapy as well as a university hospital.

It provides care for the residents of Düsseldorf (except for the northern districts) and administers far-reaching research tasks. The department for child and youth psychiatry and -psychotherapy is also responsible for the district of Mettmann.

Mission Statement

The tasks of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Düsseldorf comprise:
Treatment include a broad range of modern treatments offerings. Furthermore, many coworkers also work in various research groups to improve psychiatric and psychotherapeutical treatment.

The hospital provides 650 beds in a polyclinic and in different wards. Beside in-patient services, several day hospitals and out-patient services as a polyclinic and institutional and front end outpatient departments.

Provider of the hospital is the "Landschaftsverband Rhineland (LVR)" with residence in Cologne.

Team Members


Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
Bergische Landstr. 2
40629 Düsseldorf
Tel. +49/(0)211/922-2775
Fax. +49/(0)211/922-2780
Email: harald.zaeske(at)lvr.de
www.rk-duesseldorf.lvr.de/forschung/ -> Forschungsgruppe Destigmatisierung