The RINO Noord-Holland is the Amsterdam based national organisation for continuing education and training in the field of mental health.
The RINO has the following mission: to enhance the quality of professionals working in mental health care, by means of various types of training and education.
The RINO Noord-Holland was founded in 1986 as one of the seven Regional Institutions for Continuing Education and Training (RINO) in the GGZ. The regional character disappeared quite quickly and the RINOs started offering their expertise outside their regional borders. Now more than 20 years later, the RINO Noord-Holland is a nationally operating trainings institute with more than 300 courses and programs, a large group of enthusiastic instructors, and students from all over The Netherlands.
In addition to the RINO Noord-Holland there are still two other RINOs, the RINO Zuid in Eindhoven (formerly in Maastricht) and the RINO-groep in Utrecht. The word groep (group) in the name refers to the merging of the RINOs in Utrecht, Nijmegen and Rotterdam several years ago. What the RINOs have to offer overlaps slightly, but they all set themselves apart with distinguishing points. Our RINO has, for example, a number of distinct points of focus, among them are diagnostics and treatment of children, youth and their parents and the broad category of elderly care.
Although the course list has gotten larger and broader over the years and priorities have shifted, the function and objective of the RINO have remained the same. The RINO continues to honor its mission statement by offering rich and varied course possibilities and programs.