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The Orienta Foundation is an institution specialized in the comprehensive mental healthcare of children and young people up to the age of 17 and their families.


It is a public service that offers outpatient visits with prevention, diagnostic and assistance interventions.


This is a public healthcare facility offering specialized diagnostic and healthcare services for young people in crisis situations, aged between 12 and 17, and their families, admitted as partial inpatients, in other words, during the day only.


The Guidance section aims to provide a space for professionals and users in general to present and communicate mental health issues, in a concise and rigorous manner.

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Orienta Fundation participates in a special monograph: Quality of life, edited by El Periódico newspaper

Interview with Teresa Ribalta, Deputy Manager at Orienta Foundation on "El Periodico" newspaper

Grup de treball d'Hospitals de Dia de Psiquiatria - Madrid

La Dra. Mercè Gibert Clols va participar en la primera sessió…

PRESENTACIÓ DEL LLIBRE DE JAUME FUNES - Educar adolescents... sense perdre la calma

Amb motiu de la publicació del llibre Educar adolescents... sense perdre la calma, de Jaume Funes, el dimarts dia 8 de novembre, va tenir lloc un debat a la sala d’actes Rosa Sensat de Barcelona


The psychologist that treated us was very professional and friendly; above all she told us that what was happening to our son was not our fault. Not mine, not my husband’s, not anyone’s. It wasn’t the time for looking for someone to blame.

Now, in a very short time, everything has changed. My son is much better.

Anna (Mother)
Anna (Mother)Patient guardian - Centre for Child Mental Health

We went to the psychologist and I really feel like I found someone who would listen to us and wanted to help us. Today, thanks to that visit, I can converse with my daughter. No shouting,  no insults, no disrespect, no door-slamming. I think now that if I could have gone to a psychologist when I was young, my life would have been much easier.

Francesc (Father)
Francesc (Father)Patient guardian - Day Hospital

I remember the first day that I went to the psychologist. I was in the playground playing with my friends and my parents came to get me. I told  him that I often wet the bed.

Since going to the psychologist, I’ve only wet the bed once and that was because I saw a horror film and couldn’t sleep after. I love sleeping over at friends’ houses, when I can stay up at night talking and laughing.

Oriol (Child)
Oriol (Child)Patient - Centre for Child Mental Health

I was surprised because I actually enjoyed going to the psychologist. I felt really comfortable and never felt judged or guilty at all. Now I talk to my mum about things that I would never have dared talk about before.

The best thing is that I’m no longer angry all day long and at college they’ve stopped telling me off. My Catalan teacher never throws me out of the class now and everything seems easier… even my exams.

Marta (Teenager)
Marta (Teenager)Patient - Centre for Child Mental Health