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A.P.H.C.A. seeks for experienced scientists and experts in the field of mental health with the intention to offer their knowledge and experience in achieving the Organization's goals of care, support and counseling for children and adolescents with psychosocial problems. Also, it wishes to upgrade its administrative services with specialized scientific staff. Detailed Vacancy Calls will be published soon.


A.P.H.C.A. operates in accordance with outpatient care protocols, community psychiatry, and social reintegration via:

  • Child and Adolescent integrated services
  • Education and Training
  • Publishing
  • Research including intercountry projects
  • Advocacy, Outreach and Information dissemination


Founded in 1991, the Association for the Psychosocial Health of Children and Adolescents (A.P.H.C.A.) is a scientific, non-profit organization, whose mandate is to develop activities and provide services relevant to the psychological wellbeing and mental health of children and adolescents in Greece. Up until 2015, flagship projects have included, but are not limited to: “MELIA”, with housing capacity of up to 8 children, aged 5 to 12 years old, whose parents or guardians face debilitating mental health problems and are unable to care for them. The final goal is for children to return to their homes, the day center “ORION”, for teens facing mental health issues and two 24/7 Helplines providing tele-counseling; one for parents, educators and mental health professionals and specialists, and one for children and adolescents, and the Educational Center, offering seminars and further training for mental health and social welfare professionals and educators.
Post 2005, the organization also developed notable bullying prevention and intervention programs and activities for children in primary and secondary school and published training material for the teachers.

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Who we are

Founded in 1991, A.P.H.C.A. develops activities and provides services relevant to the psychological wellbeing and mental health of children and adolescents in Greece.

What we do

We provide integrated services - housing, support, therapy, counseling, training, occupational and social support - for children and adolescents with mental health issues.

A.P.H.C.A. Founder

Founder and currently President of the Board of A.P.H.C.A. is John Tsiantis, MD, DPM, FRC Psych, Professor of Child Psychiatry, former Director of the Child Psychiatry Department of the Athens University Medical School - the first University Department of child Psychiatry in Greece - at the "Aghia Sophia" Children's Hospital in Athens, former President of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) - Section of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, former President of the Hellenic Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, founding Member and former Vice President of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Health Service (EFPP) and previously Chief Editor of the Monographs book series at Karnac Books UK. Has also served as an Expert at the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) and an Expert at the European Union in mental health intervention programs and policy making.

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4, Pitiountos & Farkadonos
11142 Athens, Greece


+30 210 222 3134