Assistance for mentally ill persons and their relatives

People with mental illnesses and their relatives should receive help for prevention, treatment and independent living close to the community.

Help for mentally ill people has the goal of curing the disease, preventing its exacerbation and alleviating disease complaints. They are intended to enable an independent lifestyle and social participation. Required assistance should be coordinated and agreed with the mentally ill person and their legal representation according to the individual treatment, participation and care needs.

The aids are also intended to relieve and support people who are in close relationship with mentally ill people as relatives or in any other way.

For adequate care, support and assistance services in the areas of prevention, treatment, housing, participation promotion and care should be available close to the community.


The assistance is aimed at people who have a mental illness, disorder or disability and their relatives. Mental illnesses also include addictions

Related Links

  • Mental Health Assistance Act (PsychKHG)

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