The RINO has an extensive network within which we cooperate with a large number of partners, such as the two Amsterdam universities; the advisory board to the Minister of Health on issues of training and continuing education; many mental health care organisations and educational organisations.
We also cooperate closely with the various specialist professional associations.
Community mental health care in the Czech Republic.
The RINO cooperates with GGZ Nederland and the Netherlands School for Public and Occupational Health in the MATRA III project in the Czech Republic.
This three-year project, for which a grant has been provided by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, supports further humanization and de-institutionalisation of mental health care in the CR through the development of an education system. The project seeks to provide the relevant professions (nurses, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and managers) and mental health care organisations with an extensive knowledge of innovative mental health theories, skills and attitudes. RINO experts participate in the various phases of the project: analysis, module development, testing, evaluation and implementation.
PsychoREScue: European Leonardo Project
Six countries are involved in this European funded, two-year project in which a training curriculum will be developed for a new type of professional: the Psychiatric Community Worker. Participants come from Italy, Greece, the Czech Republic, Latvia, the United Kingdom (Scotland) and the Netherlands (represented by the RINO). We expect to cooperate closely with the Dutch Expertise Centre on Rehabilitation when the time comes to implement the results of the project.
The RINO is also involved in a number of educational activities in Suriname, especially those focused around Infant Mental Health Care and around a training program aimed at the broad range of professionals (religious leaders, schoolteachers, police workers, social workers etc.) who provide counselling to youngsters who have attempted suicide.