“Ploes” is a Non-Governmental Organization, founded in 1998, by mental health professionals from different scientific sectors and training fields.

Now, more than 100 people are employed in all of its projects. Mental health professionals, social workers, occupational and speech therapists, special education professionals, child psychiatrists, psychologists, are under the umbrella of “Ploes” E.Psy.Me.

The ongoing projects and services are addressed to citizens affected by autism spectrum disorders, mental and psychiatric disabilities, in the urban environment of Piraeus and surrounding suburbs, (region of Attica).

“Ploes” Organisation is committed to tackling social exclusion by enhancing service users’ social and mental wellbeing.

Our services are based on the principles of social psychiatry, which consider mental disabilities as a phenomenon of multiple and complicated factors. It is our strong belief that negative current and future consequences can be limited by using constant, appropriate and effective scientific methods of prevention and intervention. The fundamental principles of all our services and action plans derive from this approach.

“Ploes” Organisation’s facilities include:

  • Daycare Centre for treating children with autism spectrum disorders (K.HM.A 1)
  • Specialized Centre of Professional Training for adult disabled people.
  • Diagnostics and Therapeutics Units for prevention and psychosocial rehabilitation of children and adult population
  • “Schedia” Social Club for people with intellectual disabilities
  • Vocational Training in Mental Health “Katarti”, offers training courses and seminars in dedicated fields of mental health services by certified trainers, both for professionals, the general population and for those with special needs.
  • Daycare centre (K.HM.A. 2), for teenagers and adults with autism spectrum disorders
  • “Ostria” Boarding house for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities
  • Guesthouse for adolescents with psychosocial difficulties
  • Research, Development & European Projects Department