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Country: Czech Republic
Background: Jan Pfieffer works for the European Commission. He is a psychiatrist and a leading advocate of reform for mental health care as well of deinstitutionalization of the services for other disability groups. Active in the Czech Republic as well Europe-wide, he chairs European Expert Group on Transition of institutional to community-based care. He is also a member of the CPT committee as well as the Committee against torture and ill-treatment of the Council in Europe.
Fokus is a non-profit organization, established in 1990. It brings together psychotherapists, social therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers and other staff, including volunteers
They offer comprehensive community care for people with long-term mental illness in community settings.
They defend the rights and interests of people with mental illness
Their goal is to leave the client stronger in their own abilities and better equipped for practical life.
They provide a professional service upholding peoples dignity and with respect for everyone.
Address: Dolákova 24, 181 00 Praha 8
Tel: 233551241, 233553303