Similes Praatcafé Psychose




Welcome to the Similes Praatcafé Psychose Oost-Vlaanderen.

Since 2008 I have been a member of the Federation of Flemish Similes circles (Similes asbl), a pluralistic family association recognised by the Flemish government in the field of mental health care.

During this period I have attended numerous information sessions and discussion evenings and I have come to the conclusion that there is an enormous need in our present society for guidance, support and reception of both the family members of mentally vulnerable persons and the patients themselves. It is unprecedented, but 30% of our current society is affected by mental health problems for one reason or another. People who want support, help and care usually remain isolated with emotions of fear, insecurity, sorrow and powerlessness. The experience therefore takes place largely within the confines of the families for the reason that they do not know where and on the other hand because of the taboo around them.

I believe that the time has come to break this taboo and open ourselves up to dialogue. This chat café is a unique opportunity to share our experience, to exchange views and to provide advice and solutions where possible. This chat café offers you the opportunity to work together with your fellow sufferers on a recovery. May I kindly invite you to take some time and get acquainted with our association via this site, hopefully we can be an added value for you in your processing process and in your search for a piece of life of yesteryear.


Marnix Willems

Chairman Praatcafé Psychose Oost-Vlaanderen