Through the program ESSDEX we developed last year and then this year met the DEAF ASSOCIATION OF CACERES, his work, its goals, methodology and team that have led us to today, We continue to create network.

By signing Collaboration agreement between the president of APSCC, Angel Soria Corón and our president María del Mar Moreno Solis, to continue working together, reach more people, regardless of disability that you may come to have, to continue making a better world, more inclusive and fairer.

Because together we are stronger.

Solidarity hearts It is a perfect example of networking, since this project have worked together 4 social organizations, very different but united in the same objective. It is the fifth edition of this project, funded Social work of La Caixa. Started by AOEX and users of creative workshop Older center “Main Square”. In this latest edition they have been incorporated components Mental Health FEAFES Cáceres, as well as members of the Women's Association “Santa Rita” of Ahigal.

The project is based on elaborate heart-shaped cushions and fabric bags for drainage, in total they have been 200 heart-shaped cushions more 200 drainage bags, made with colorful fabrics and adapted to avoid problems of skin contact. It is already shown that this form of cushion alleviates much of their pain. In addition the hearts contain a nice touch: a card made by children from 4 Caceres schools. The card symbolizes motivational messages, cheerful and encouragement to the recipient.

They are delivered free of charge to people with breast cancer operated by the matrons of hospital wards. Therefore the 14 of June 2019 a ceremony will be held, where symbolically, It is to make delivery of 200 Representatives hearts and bags HIS.

We continue with the section 8 Mental Health Challenges this June where we will talk about job stress and healthy work environments.

Work-related stress is a type of stress associated with the scope of work that can be punctual or chronic, Although most cases respond to the second type mentioned

The demands and the Pressure at environment worksL each They are higher, long working hours, the difficulty of reconciling work and family life, uncertainty about the job etc.. All this is a good breeding ground for stress is increasing, prevention and treatment remain essential to handle the most appropriate way.

A healthy work environment is one in which workers and managers collaborate in a process of continuous improvement to promote and protect health, safety and welfare of workers and the sustainability of the work environment.

The World Health Organization proposed to stress as a disease of the XXI century, and throughout their impact on mental health, from Feafes we continue raising awareness to mitigate and prevent work-related stress and promoting healthy work environments.

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FEAFES Mental Health 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.

Today we take a little step trying to make the invisible visible and to raise public awareness that There is no health without mental health and as we are in the XXI century, era of Internet and new technologies we believe the best way to reach people is through these. Therefore we start with the new section on website and social networks 8 Mental Health Challenges, where each month will be treated on mental health in different areas and sectors of society, and that mental health is transversal and affects us all.

With this action we want to continue our work sensitization and reaching the largest possible number of people and to end the social stigma that carries with it have a Mental illness.

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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!

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  • 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 OF VOLUNTEERS 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.