COSTA ALMERIA NEWS: Council backing for Huercal-Overa mental health programme

COLLABORATION: The council supports activities aimed at promoting the integration of people with mental health issues. CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Huercal-Overa

HUERCAL-OVERA council has stressed its support for a Junta de Andalucia-run programme for people suffering from mental health issues.

The local authority revealed it has been in discussions with the Huercal-Overa FAISEM day centre for the integration of people with a mental illness to look at ways in which the administration lends its support.

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Huercal-Overa Mayor Lourdes Fernendez Ortega and the councillor Alfonso Provencio paid a recent visit to the centre to see the facilities for themselves, where they were accompanied by FAISEM provincial delegate Javier Mora, and day support programme coordinator Antonio Llaguno.

The day centre is at the heart of the FAISEM individual attention programmes, which feature a range of personalized services, activities and support. They are orientated around the organisation of daily activities, knowledge of the social environment, the development of self-reliance, physical and sporting activity, participation in workshops and vocational orientation.

The council explained it collaborates with FAISEM on activities aimed at promoting the integration of the centre users, including workshops and sports events. It is these collaborations which the local authority and FAISEM have been discussing.

The mayor said the local administration has also put forward “other options in order to be able to offer new possibilities in the municipality, options which both parties will study with the aim of continuing this important work carried out in Huercal-Overa through FAISEM.”


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