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

University Mental Health Research Institute - Program against Stigma because of Mental Illness "anti-stigma", Athens, EL

The University Mental Health Research Institute (U.M.H.R.I.) was founded in 1989 - originally as the Academic Research Institute on Mental Health. UMHRI is linked and has closely collaborated in various projects with the Athens National Technical University, the Democritos National Research Center, the Foundation of Biomedical Research Academy of Athens and the Institute of Accelerating Systems and Applications.

The Program against Stigma because of Mental Illness "anti-stigma", is part of WPA's Global Program against Stigma and Discrimination because of Schizophrenia "Open the Doors", which in Greece has been further developed to encompass other mental illnesses like bipolar disorder and depression.

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Mission Statement

UMHRI activities involve:
  1. Research
  2. Education
  3. Monitoring and Evaluation
  4. Rehabilitation

The Program "anti-stigma" was the first national initiative in Greece designed to fight the myths and misunderstandings that surround mental illness. The main axes of the program are the following:
  1. Research and
  2. Antistigma Interventions

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Team Members

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University Mental Health Research Institute
Soranou tou Efesiou 2
P.O. Box: 66517
15601, Papagou
Tel: +30 210 6170819 /22
Fax: +30 210 6519796
E-mail: antistigma(at)epipsi.gr