Welcome to Dimiourgia.org,

 In our most vulnerable moments we need our closest people next to us.

We also need people who know how to help us, and they can offer their expertise in professional daily treatments, in order to ensure that we can recover our good health again.

In Dimiourgia, we created a novel therapeutic home environment that we would all wish to have at a difficult time in our life. A novel home programme that has been designed to support, care and heal the human pain with our expertise, respect and love.

What is “Dimiourgia”?

“Dimiourgia” is the first specialist Residential Treatment Care Program for people who face difficulties with their emotional health in Greece. It is a place of hospitality that promotes the emotional health and balance of our fellow friends.

“Dimiourgia” (“Δημιουργία”) in Greek means “Creation”. We work to enable our patients to become the creative architects of their lost well-being.

“Dimiourgia” is unique among the usual RTC programs as it provides specialist daily treatment for ONE and ONLY patient at a time. It also specialises in daily treatment therapies that are rarely provided elsewhere.

What is provided in "Dimiourgia"?

“Dimiourgia” provides specialist mental health care and treatment to patients who experience difficulties with their emotional health (bipolar disorder – manic depressive illness, depression, borderline personality disorder, schizo- affective disorder, anxiety disorders, eating disorders).

  • We provide specialist individual residential day care to our patients for as long as they need until we ensure that their emotional health is restored.
  • We provide a full program of creative activities aimed at improving the well-being and functional capacity of our patients.
  • We provide specialist individual and group support and care tailored at the specific needs of each one of our patients.

When is the best time to attend “Dimiourgia”?

  1. When you need specialist daily treatment and you also think that you need more support for your emotional health than the current support that you may have in your place.
  2. When you or your family think that you would be helped to have a structured environment with creative daily activities that would further help your well-being and recovery.
  3. Prior to a potential relapse or after being discharged from a psychiatric clinic/hospital in order to recover fully and to avoid another roll-back relapse.

What kind of therapies are provided?

In “Dimiourgia” we provide intensive daily ONE to ONE treatment depending on our patients’ needs.

All therapies are based on evidence-based practice. We provide different cognitive behavior therapy modalities (BT, CBT, DBT, FAP, ACT)  depending on each patient’s needs. Our drug treatments are always offered within the context of psychotherapy. For patients who do not want to use medications or do not need medications, we use Bright-light therapy and also R-TMS provided they are clinically suitable for these treatments.

Our clinical psychologists and psychiatrists work jointly in order to deliver the best care to our patients. At the very heart of our clinical work we have the patient and his/her family. For a more detailed description of the therapies and services see here and also BipolarLab.com (for mood disorders)

Through our residential care programme all our daily treatments are complemented with creative and leisurely activities.

Both Daily Treatments and Activities have been adapted for people who require more intensive and systematic therapy.

What kind of activities are provided?

Our activity programme is personalised to the individual needs and preferences of each one of our patients.

This principle of “personalisation” of our activities, may generate an infinite number of activities, that behaviourally have the capacity to be more rewarding than a set list of routine activities. This approach takes into account the individual values and goals of our participants.

Our little therapeutic home is equipped with a library, computers, game-machines (PS4, Wii), board games, music and movie libraries, table tennis, a small in-house gym, and everything else that may be required to support the personalised activities of our patients.

A group of specialist and creative activity facilitators, assist our patients to engage in each activity, and slowly but steadily facilitate them to regain their functional capacity.

The philosophy of our value-based activity programme is based on the British intervention of Be-friending and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

What is the schedule of Dimiourgia's program?

Our Residential Treatment Care program is open for most of our participants through out the year.

The types of daily treatment needed will usually inform the time in our program.

In the event that one of our patients needs more time and individual support, we could provide additional time if needed.

Who founded "Dimiourgia"?

“Dimiourgia” was founded by a team of mental health specialists with important clinical and scientific expertise in the treatment of mood disorders. Dr Yanni Malliaris BSc. PhD is the clinical director, and prime architect of “Dimiourgia”.

The lack of a home-like therapeutic and specialist environment in Greece, along with the important need of our patients for personalised and systematic daily treatment, have been the founding source of our inspiration to create “Dimiourgia”.

Where is “Dimiourgia”;

Dimiourgia’s houses are located in two of the most beautiful places in Greece near Athens and by the sea, the East side (Rafina) and also the South side (Glyfada).

Rafina and Glyfada provide a lovely environment that can support, and empower the well-being our patients.

During the summer and spring months, the beautiful beaches of Rafina & Glyfada provide a perfect environment for swimming, and having mindful walks in the nature. During the winter months, our little therapeutic homes provide warmth next to our fireplace along with our friendly staff.

You can get to Rafina & Glyfada from most places in Attiki through Attiki highway within 30 minutes. Rafina is only 10 minutes away from the Athens International airpot and Glyfada is only 30 minutes away through Attiki highway. We also provide private transportation to all our patients.

How can I start with Dimiourgia's Residential Treatment Program?

Call us at +30-6971813232

in order to schedule your initial consultation. You may also email us at edo@dimiourgia.gr

The initial consultation will help us to determine your suitability for our program, and will also give you an idea of how we can be of help. We always prioritise and select our patients based on clinical need and also suitability with our specialist treatments.

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