Youth center Verstas
Sopimusvuori Verstas provides outpatient rehabilitation services. Focus group is 16-32 year old young adults, who have schizophrenia , psychotic type disorder, depression, personality disorders and neuro psychiatric problems. People who attend to Verstas often have fear of social interaction, long term isolation, troubles maintaining healthy sleep pattern and difficulties to cope with symptoms. Also many have personal experiences with school bullying. Verstas aims at seeing the participant as a human, personality and as an adult -not as diagnosis.
Verstas weekly schedule has been made by youths with workers. Youth have the possibility to examine their own lives and its direction in a calm and safe environment through community care principals and group therapeutic ways. Extroverted and creative methods are important part of our group activity, through which we can reflect our own personality with the workers and other young people in Verstas. In different groups of Verstas life is being perceived from varying angles such as photography, painting, drawing, writing, music, movie, nature, culture and exercise.
International cooperation with other young people in similar circumstances is one important point of view and method to support our youth towards balanced future. Our aim is also to keep up and strengthen youth relations to his/her family. We use familymeetings in Verstas so youths important persons can be involved in rehabilitation prosess. It´s important, that everyone commits for meetings and common goal that has been made together.
You can call and make an appointment to visit Verstas, during which we introduce our activities and you can make a decision to apply. Finally we fill the application form and let you know when you can begin at Verstas.