I'm Raquel Alvarez, Nurse Internal Resident (COPPER) 2nd year of Mental Health.

Today I leave the CRL and I would like to dedicate these words to thank the professional treatment during my training period. The welcome and reception by Nora, and other professionals to thank the tireless struggle to overcome and constantly improve its services, with an active search for training activities ,workshops with very rich content, creative cafés…

But above all what I wear me is the hope that I have conveyed our users, see people fully recovered after suffering a mental health problem, with a full and dignified life, CRL being a little step to achieve recovery.


Today we have enjoyed healthy habits workshop with Raquel Alvarez Parrado (resident nurse is rotating by the CRL) He has spoken to us about "Influence of diet and exercise in the fitness, psychological and quality of life"In the framework of the talks and activities organized around International Health Day, was last 7 of April. We have learned to differentiate between foods and nutrients, Why it is not a good idea to do without carbohydrates, the vicious cycle of restrictive diets and the importance of making five meals a day, how through diet and exercise we can find much better and the importance of our new friend tryptophan into serotonin generation.

We will apply all these tips!

Find out more about healthy habits Alvarez Raquel Parrado Facebook > https://www.facebook.com/rakel.alpa


  • During the year 2018, program integration of people with special difficulties in finding employment has grown thanks to the collaboration of 292 extremeñas companies in this social responsibility project.
  • "La Caixa" has renewed collaboration agreement to develop the program 12 Extremadura social organizations dedicated to the employment of vulnerable groups, such as people with disabilities, youth at risk of exclusion, victims of gender violence, long-term unemployed and ex-prisoners, among others.

Badajoz, 6 February 2019
. - The labor integration program "la Caixa", incorporates, facilitated 740 Job positions Extremadura vulnerable people throughout 2018, against the 659 of 2017 (+12%). This has been possible thanks to the involvement of 292 extremeñas companies in this social responsibility project.

Of the 740 inserts conducted during 2018 through the program incorporates in Extremadura, 348 have been women Y 392, mens. further, 203 insertions have been people with disability, Y 537 of people or at risk of exclusion.

"La Caixa" has renewed the collaboration agreement to develop the program incorporates 12 social organizations Extremadura devoted to the employment of people with special difficulties in finding work. Specific, entities collaborating with the program are:

Athena Foundation (coordinating body); Gypsy Secretariat Foundation, Merida-Badajoz Caritas; COCEMFE Badajoz; Caritas Coria-Caceres; Spanish Red Cross, CAEX, Caritas Plasencia; COCEMFE Cáceres; FEAFES Cáceres; Sorapan Foundation Rieros; FEIDEX Foundation.

It incorporates offers companies a free advisory service and accompaniment actions social responsability, in this case focused on the employment of people in vulnerable situations, as persons with disabilities, youth at risk of exclusion, victims of gender violence, long-term unemployed and ex-prisoners, among others.

It incorporates main objective building bridges between companies and social organizations engaged in work integration in order to create a climate of understanding and collaboration between the two that results in opportunities for those in need.


Technicians employment, key figures

The job developer is an essential figure in the program incorporates. It determines the success of both the person hired as the contracting company. In the case of Extremadura, It has created a network 25 of these professionals.

Inserting each person in the labor market is a personalized process It is including simultaneous and subsequent actions to recruitment. Among the tasks performed by technicians employment prospecting companies are included, monitoring the process of forming the beneficiary, the labor support for people inserted, resolving potential conflicts that may arise in the context of the employment relationship and encouraging collaboration of new enterprises with the program.

FEAFES-CÁCERES, He has been working for the benefit of Persons with Mental Illness from 1990, launching various awareness campaigns, working for family care and managing various resources as a Residential Rehabilitation Center a Center for Social Integration, Leisure and free time, a Program of Rehabilitation and Work Placement, Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation, Volunteering, Social responsability, Family Respite Center, among others.

The Foundation has its origin in a firm commitment to Cooprado social values ​​of cooperation and mutual help, The responsability, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity, It intended as a tool to continue working for social integration, innovation and improving the image of agriculture and livestock.

On Wednesday 6 March 2019, will take place in Casar de Cáceres signed cooperation agreement between the Cooperative and COOPRADO Feafes Mental Health Association Cáceres, in the promotion of improved social integration of people and families with mental health problems.

The agreement is to undertake social initiatives and inclusive, in raising awareness and participation in workshops, calls and actions in achieving the aims of both entities. Thus the Foundation COOPRADO provides the group of people with mental health problems the opportunity to participate in cultural activities, tourism and community in a rural setting; and the creation of workshops in promoting rehabilitation and employment, networking with other companies and / or entities of the territory. In addition to the assignment of spaces.


This agreement, has said Vergeles, It has a special role Volunteer Platform Extremadura that will make connecting link between the Administration and the signatory organizations.

He said that the III Integral Mental Health Plan includes among its objectives Extremadura the boost and create "something that we absolutely fundamental" that is the Volunteer Network of Extremadura Mental Health.

Vergeles explained that so far the volunteer work she did each of these associations locally, regional or provincial, "But there was no coordination mechanism established, no organized plan so that it could create a network that would allow the voluntary action in the field of mental health is exercised with true effectiveness for the person and family of the person with mental health disorder ".

He recalled that the slogan III Integral Plan is "Making network" and commented that there are two fundamental objectives, as they are weaving a network of sufficient care resources for health and social care for the full life of these people and keep working to end the stigma of mental health problems.

The Minister has indicated that volunteering in the field of mental health has some unique characteristics that has nothing to do with volunteering being done in other social problems.

In this sense, It has been said that volunteering not only to people who have a mental health problem to the family stays in the support or, but it is known for organizing awareness activities, awareness, social participation for understanding and eliminating stigma and suffering these people said that "comes very well that volunteers have or undergo a mental health problem because there are those who empathize".

Signing of a volunteer AGREEMENT

According to the agreement, the Junta de Extremadura is committed to promote the implementation of voluntary action on devices care Mental Health in Extremadura; promote specific training of volunteers in Mental Health, through the inclusion of courses of similar content in their training plans, using the different possibilities; and encourage ongoing training to volunteers in Mental Health for acquiring new knowledge and skills.

Likewise, raise awareness on the need to participate and collaborate as volunteers in Mental Health, promoting the eradication of stigma and improving the image of people with mental health problems and their families; and promote coordination between all signatories to the agreement to the best performing voluntary action.

Meanwhile, associations undertake to further develop the objectives of mental health volunteer III Comprehensive Mental Health Plan of Extremadura 2016-2020, informing and sensitizing the society of Extremadura values ​​of volunteering Mental Health and the opportunities they have to participate through it.

A key element will be the preparation of the annual report of Volunteering in Mental Health, to be presented at the Regional Mental Health Council.

They also undertake to ensure proper management of the phases of the itinerary of volunteers who exercise voluntary action in each and every one of the entities that have signed this agreement; and deepen the knowledge of volunteering Mental Health, promoting study and analysis, and reflect on their role and impact in this area and as a tool for transforming society and eradicate the stigma associated with mental illness.

Consolidate and improve coordination and networking among all stakeholders involved in volunteering Mental Health in Extremadura participating in the coordination structures and design plans or other aspects that are designed or programmed; and evaluate and consider accession of new entities Mental Health.


José María Vergeles recalled that during this term has been launched Extremeño Observatory Volunteering He has conducted a study in which the agreement signed today is based.

According to this document, the 77 percent of voluntary activity is often regional or local; the 92 percent of the entities "had already sought to coordinate life and belonged to organizations or federations"; and the 31 percent of volunteer action is done in social insertion programs.

The Minister said that the profile of the volunteer is, mostly, women aged between 31 and the 65 years remaining in the voluntary action for many years, that is to say, is stable.

Regarding the activities undertaken, They are engaged in 77 percent to encourage a healthy leisure and free time for people who have a mental health problem; in a 54 percent to raising awareness about the problem; and a 38 percent to escort home.


Signing of a volunteerThey have signed the agreement Managing Director of the Extremadura Health Service (HIS), Ceciliano Franco; and the managing director of SEPAD, Serrano consolation; the president of the Volunteers Platform Extremadura, Jesus Gumiel; the presidents of the Association of Families and Persons with Mental Illness Merida, Zafra, Cáceres Coria, Ines de la Rosa Montero, Angela Zoido Tintoré, María del Mar Moreno Solis and Maria Redondo Vaquero, respectively.

The president of the Association of Families and Persons with Mental Illness Almendralejo, and the Association of Families and Persons with Mental Illness Extremadura, Inés Rangel Váquez; President of the Association of Families and Persons with Mental Illness Plasencia, Paniagua Núñez Urbano; and the president of the Association of Families and Persons with Mental Illness Calma, Olga de Miguel Bermejo.

Likewise, President of the Association of Persons with Mental Illness for Social Integration, Manuel Fernández Pacheco; President of the Association for the Integration of Persons with Mental Illness, Casiano White Casallo; President of the Association of Families and Persons with Mental Illness of Badajoz, Teresa Caldito Botello; the director-manager of the Clinic San Migue -Line Psychosocial Rehabilitation. Hospitaller sisters, Cristina Polidura Arm; and the Episcopal Delegate for the Pastoral Care, José Manuel Alvarez Maqueda.

Christmas approaches special dates, and we want to start them together. It has already become a tradition, Christmas start with a living Christmas activities.

The day 20 December this coexistence be held over 32 people of our association who will perform different activities. All begin to 12:30, We depart from headquarters, strolling through the Christmas stalls Paseo de Canovas.

He then continues with a Christmas meal, something so typical that everyone we love this holiday season. After lunch continue to visit the nativity scenes in the old part of Cáceres and skating Sobrehielo, where we always had fun moments, with occasional fall.

We ended the year with great news, as more and more companies committed to the Mental Health.

Today we present to NEVASA, Extremadura company created in 1957 dedicated today to the Gas distribution packaging Repsol, both professionals and individuals. We invite you to learn more about the company and its social commitment .

In the photo:
Right - Ana Maria Garcia Jimenez, Chairwoman
To the left - Javier Serrano Rivero, manager
In the center - Jenifer Sánchez Medina, SM technique FEAFES Cáceres

More information Nevasa > https://www.distribuciondegasnevasa.es/
committed companies > https://www.feafescaceres.com/empresas-comprometidas-con-la-salud-mental/




From the Peru Cáceres Wellness performed each year a great social work, delivering an extraordinary kit of sports equipment, and from the SEPAD this year has decided that the entity receiving such material is FEAFES Mental Health Cáceres.

We are very grateful and we promise to use such material for mental health, conducting workshops that encourage physical activity, enhance self-esteem and improve cardiopulmonary abilities of people with mental health problems.

Many times, social stigma and discrimination in mental health are an obstacle to people with mental disorders must face during their path to employment.

Angel Manuel Moreno It has spent years overcoming this social taboo. With their hard work, this extremeño It has shown that people with mental health problems are as qualified as any other to develop a job.

Today we talk with him to tell us how was the process of social integration of hand incorporates Mental Health Program.

Starting a new life in the hands of Mental Health Incorporates

When Angel Manuel became part of the Association FEAFES Cáceres, Incorporates collaborating enterprise program, their situation will be reconsidered in relation to the labor market and decided that mental health problems would not be an obstacle in your life.

Thus, from the moment he chose to participate in the different activities from the company they were carried out to promote the employability of groups with mental health problems.

"I started my process of reintegration after the first appearance of mental health problem, participating in various workshops and sessions. Over the months, and I was more accustomed to the new situation and eager to return to work and have a slightly more active life ", Angel Manuel tells us about the first steps in the process of employment.

After this first phase, when in 2013 He felt ready to start job hunting, Extremadura decided to start his career with It incorporates Mental Health, program already knew thanks to the mediation of the Association FEAFES Cáceres. At first, Angel Manuel insertion and technical work focused on the curriculum of the frontier and completion of studies he had started. “When the mental health problem manifested itself first, I was studying the training cycle Administration and Finance Higher Level. Years later, in February 2016, I end with technique support. I felt very well, because he believed that never end”, recalls Angel Manuel.

The importance of employment for people with mental health problems

The first job search Angel Manuel was a success: Not only job placement reached two months after participating for the first time in the mental health program, but, also, still working in the same company that hired, over five years.

This job allowed him to improve their employment situation, but also their mental and emotional wellbeing, proving that stability and occupation are factors that positively influence mental health. "Since I started in Mental Health Incorporates, I feel I've gotten back to integrated, knowing that I can work as well or better than it did before. I have learned that we can always rise again, however strong the falls. "

Today you can say you have a job where you feel motivated, he has opened the door to new professional and personal challenges facing forward, and that, also, It allows you to enjoy your free time.

It incorporates the work of Mental Health

The case of Angel Manuel is just one of many examples that blow down the taboos on people with mental health problems and, specifically, those having to do with the mental health in enterprises. Throughout all these years of work, It has been more than confirmed the confidence that those responsible have at it.

For all the achievements and the treatment received before and after insertion, Extremadura not hesitate to express his gratitude to the Mental Health program incorporates. "The insertion techniques have always been very nice and likeable. […] further, They have been worried about me at times when I was not in the city ". And adds: "I am very satisfied with the program incorporates Mental Health and hopefully stay there long. Definitely, It incorporates the technical help and guide us enormously ".

Source: https://www.incorpora.org/detalle-actualidad/insercion-laboral-personas-problemas-salud-mental-gracias-programa-incorpora