The Hellenic Centre of Mental Hygiene and Research is a Private Legal Entity (Public Benefit Foundation) that is funded by the Greek Government. It was established in 1956 and it played a significant role in the Greek Psychiatric Reform. It provides outpatient mental health services to children and adults in 8 Mental Health Centres, one Day-Centre for patients with Mental Retardation and Autistic Disorders in several Greek cities. It also includes 3 Hostels for patients with severe mental health disorders. The Centre has 177 employees (mental health professionals and other scientists) and its centres are receiving 20.000 patients visits annually. It is a voting member at the World Federation of Mental Health. Its Greek website is

We want to thank the Hellenic Centre of Mental Hygiene and Research for their excellent collaboration and especially its president Dr Dimitris Kontis.