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


Mental Health Feafes-Cáceres, within its mission, It aims to start up social enterprises in our region, which they are an instrument of employment and opportunities for people with disabilities and with special social needs, from a vision of social impact and environmental special care.

ESSDEX, It is a project PROMOTING SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE FIELD OF DISABILITY IN THE FIELD OF SOCIAL SERVICES EXTREMADURA, under the Directorate General of Social Economy and funded through the European Social Fund.

The project is presented on Tuesday 30 October at 10.30 hours at the Museum of History and Culture "Casa Pedrilla", city ​​of Caceres, and have the presence of the General Managers of Social Economy and Social Policy of the Junta de Extremadura, the Head of the Entrepreneurship of the Directorate General for Enterprise and Competitiveness, Councilor for Social Affairs of the City of Caceres Area Congresswoman New Technologies of the Provincial de Cáceres, Social Economy organizations in Extremadura, Entrepreneurs, Technical ... etc.

During the day of presentation of the project interventions being carried out around the Social Entrepreneurship in the disability sector in Extremadura from Feafes Mental Health will be presented Cáceres , from the Junta de Extremadura, Cáceres Provincial Council, Caceres City Council.

Currently the Social Entrepreneurship is in growth phase at Spanish and European level; this movement being located on the axis of the economy and society in the European Union . Social economy represents between 15 and the 17% GDP and employment in the European Union.

Some of the activities included in the project are:

Social entrepreneurship workshops aimed at students, Vocational students social branch, colleges, associations, foundations , itineraries support and training to entrepreneurs and entities of the social economy, guide social entrepreneurship and disability…etc.

We invite from the 10.30 at the press conference presenting the project ESSDEX.

Place: Museum of History and Culture (House Pedrilla)

On the day of presentation, where you can share with the group of participants the development opportunities we have in Extremadura, Face to launch social enterprises in the field of social services and the importance of these social enterprises in the social and labor integration of people in vulnerable situations, giving value to participants support from different spheres of management to promote growth of the social economy in our land as a means of generating employment opportunities , settlement in rural areas and combating depopulation.

La Caixa and FEAFES MENTAL HEALTH CÁCERES have signed a cooperation agreement to promote labor inclusion of people with severe mental illness through the profiling method. This is the novelty of a collaboration that has been repeated for years. The profiling method is to seek employment according to user profiles for their experience before illness, their tastes and abilities, and demands requested by companies. Feafes with professionals responsible for providing training and social skills, In addition to contacting with companies and ensures no abandonment in the workplace. La Caixa intended for this program 23.400 euros and will benefit 45 people directly and others 450, indirectly.

The president of Mental Health Feafes Cáceres, Mª del Mar Moreno Solis thanked the bank this “invaluable assistance” with which they can benefit their users An initial assessment based on the profiling method will allow, based on the interests, particular capacities and potentialities, establishing individualized insertion pathways in ordinary mercadolaboral.

Throughout the development of this itinerary encaminades activities will be developed to enhance the empowerment, the emotional aspects and pre-work skills, finding jobs, and analysis of the demand for their tasks.

Bankia in Action supports the employment of people with mental health problems The 85% l as people affected by mental disorders with recognition of degree of disability in Spain does not have a job, As it has shown Feafes Employment in the IV Congress last days 14 Y 15 February in Madrid. And many people are still having a severe mental disorder diagnosis, It has recognized a degree of disability, which makes them be in “no man's land”, with more difficulties than the rest of the population without access to compensatory measures.

MENTAL HEALTH FEAFES CÁCERES leads 15 years managing a Center for Rehabilitation and Job Placement in Caceres order to change this situation by improving the employability of the collective.

The difficulties of employment can be found in one or more of the following process steps (choice, access, performance and maintenance of a job), as well as the difficulties arising from the disorder or medication, the reality of the labor market or the existence of the stigma associated with mental health problems.

Bankia in Action supports the employment of people with health problems mental.Ha wanted, through its Solidarity Network, MENTAL HEALTH FEAFS support this work CÁCERES 2017 1000 € and 2018 3800 €