What is Altra?
Altra is a non-governmental, non-profit and humanitarian organization that has been providing mental health services and programs in the community for thirty years. We have the status of a non-governmental organization in the public interest in the field of social protection and the status of a humanitarian organization.
We work in the field of social and health care and implement programs of a preventive nature; our programs include housing groups, day care centers, counseling and advocacy, clubs and other forms of care and protection of persons with mental health problems. We organize self-help groups, psychoeducational workshops, user and self-advocacy groups and offer services in the field of counseling, planning, implementation and coordination of support, employment programs and training for the hard-to-employ, etc. We also implement projects in the field of social activation, the purpose of which is to provide activities to the long-term unemployed with complex social and health problems. We participate in partnership projects in the field of protection of rights and literacy of the general public about mental health issues. Our services are provided by professionals under the Social Welfare Act, and we also include external experts and volunteers in the implementation of activities.
Mission and vision
At Altra, we are committed to the development of effective community services in the field of mental health in Slovenia. The implementation of such services should take place in the local community or in the home environment. Our vision is to develop a range of professional services that offer people with mental health problems and their relatives greater choice, co-determination and participation in caring for the quality of life of the individual and his important others.
Altra is the oldest non-governmental organization in the field of mental health in Slovenia and is intended for adults with mental health issues.
We are committed to an individual approach that takes into account the differences in the needs and desires of the individual. Together with them, we try to find appropriate solutions to acute or long-term hardships and issues. In finding appropriate solutions, we work with various existing institutions and services that work for the benefit of the user. We strive to eliminate all kinds of prejudices against mental disorders and to eliminate discrimination against people with mental health problems and their relatives.
Altra Association – Committee for Innovations in Mental Health
Zaloška cetsa 40, 1000 Ljubljana
- Coordinator of the main office: 01/54 44 761
- Legal representative: dr. Suzana Oreški
- Legal organizational form: 453
- Subclass code: 88,991
- Registration number: 5386241
- No. business account: 02031- 0253607959 (NLB Ljubljana)
- VAT ID: 36322407
Status of a non-governmental organization in the public interest in the field of social protection, by decision no. 215-199 / 2019-4, issued on 20 September 2019 by the Ministry of Labor, Family and Social Affairs.
Status of humanitarian organization, no. Decision 21502-13 / 2004/4, dated 6 July 2005, issued by the Ministry of Labor, Family and Social Affairs.