Bundesverband der Angehörigen psychisch erkrankter Menschen e.V.

Chairperson of the Bundesverband der Angehörigen psychisch erkrankter Menschen (BApK) e.V.

As a family self-help psychiatric association, the Bundesverband and its members, the 8,000 members of 15 state associations, work at all political and social levels to improve the situation of people with mental illness and their families.

The BApK looks back on more than 30 years of self-help activities, and has become established in national politics and through collaborations and focus projects with federal ministries, state health insurers, professional associations, welfare organizations, and other associations. Our goal has been and still is educating people about mental illness and thereby de-stigmatizing mental disorders. Working side by side with other associations, we want to continue to lead the fight for the social and legal equality of people suffering from somatic and mental illness. Our first concern is to achieve the best possible psychiatric and psycho-social care of the mentally ill, always focusing on their quality of life and the latest research findings, and taking patients and their families seriously. We are committed to creating a low-threshold, community-based, and interconnected network of care services that serves the individual needs of mentally ill patients and is financed by the primary funding agencies.

On the following pages, you will get to know our work, our goals, and our team. Families, patients, and anyone interested in our association will find information about us and our services, tips for coping with mental illness, and the addresses of further organizations.

Kind regards,

Gudrun Schliebener


Guides for Refugees

English Version:

Guide to Mental Illnesses in migrants and refugees

Guide to Legal Informations. Juridical Questions and Answers for Migrants and Refugees

Guide to the Psychiatric Health Care System in Germany. Utilization of Medical Care: Understanding, Evaluating and Deciding

النسخة العربية:

دليل الأمراض النفسية عند المهاجرين واللاجئين

نظام الرعاية النفسية في ألمانيا. استخدام الرعاية النفسية: الفهم والمقارنة والقرار

دليل المعلومات القانونية. أسئلة وأجوبة قانونية للمهادرين واللاجئين


Version française:

Guide: Maladies Psychiques chez les migrants et refugiés

Le système de soins psychiatriques en Allemagne. Participation aux soins médicaux: Comprendre, considérer et décider.

Guide Informations juridiques. Questions et réponses juridiques pour immigrés et réfugiés.

Deutsche Version:

Ratgeber: Psychische Erkrankungen bei Migranten und Flüchtlingen

Das psychiatrische Gesundheitssystem in Deutschland. Inanspruchnahme, abwägen und sich entscheiden.

Rechtliche Informationen. Juristische Fragen und Antworten für Migranten und Flüchtlinge.