DIEM Day Care Centre
Behaviour and Mental Health Problems
This pioneering centre, which is subsidized by the Ministry for Social Affairs of Madrid, was created to help people with borderline intelligence or mild intellectual disabilities that have mental health problems, in particular behaviour disorders. We try and create the best conditions possible for the independence and good quality of life of those we care for.
We assist a maximum of 20 users aged between 18 and 40, on a 9- to 16-hour schedule for a maximum period of 2 years.
The objectives of our work in this area are as follows:
- Promote the recovery and/or acquisition of a range of personal and social skills and abilities required to function in the community.
- Prevent the risk of decompensation by reducing the symptomatology.
- Provide primary care centres with assessment and intervention tools for people with intellectual disabilities, and share the experiences gained so far that can be used as an operating model.
- Provide support, advice, and training for families, thus favouring the acquisition of skills and competencies to improve their life together.
- Promote a multidisciplinary, communicative, and low-stress work environment.
Eight professionals carry out the following activities with the user, their relatives, and other community agents:
- Coordinating the various disability and healthcare network units, on-site and by phone.
- Individual therapy sessions with the user.
- Workshops and group therapy.
- Emergency assistance..
- Home visits (whenever required).
- Group outings, both leisure and cultural, away from the Centre.
- Hands-on instruction at the Pardo-Valcarce Occupational Centre.
Concerted Center with the Ministry of Social Affairs of the Community of Madrid