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Tasks of the Social Psychiatric Service

Mentally ill people need professional support and help in a crisis situation. The Social Psychiatric Service (SpDi) supports and cares for these people. The aim is to enable affected people to shape their lives independently and responsibly. In order to achieve this goal, the social psychiatric service also works together with general practitioners, psychologists and other services and institutions.

The employees are available for discussions and try to help you cope with your situation. At the same time, you will advise and inform you about further possibilities for help and help with the mediation, if desired also with your relatives.

The doctors and social workers of the social psychiatric service are your partners and support you in a mental emergency and crisis situation, in a mental illness and/or after a psychiatric hospital stay.

You can use the social psychiatric service if you:

  • feel mentally and nervously at the end,
  • suffer from anxiety and sadness,
  • cannot cope with being alone,
  • sometimes don't want to live anymore,
  • have problems with alcohol, medication or drugs, or
  • need advice as a relative.

The services of the social psychiatric service include:

  • One-on-one meetings,
  • discussion and leisure groups for the mentally ill,
  • help for self-help,
  • Home visits and
  • accompanying aids.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district, the district-free city and the large independent city.

Which documents are required?

No documents are required.

What are the fees?

There are no fees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines to be observed.

What else should I know?

The employees of the social psychiatric service work confidentially and are subject to confidentiality.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Applications / Forms

  • Broschüre Sozialpsychiatrischer Dienst

  • Flyer Sozialpsychiatrischer Dienst

  • Wegweiser für Menschen mit psychischen Erkrankungen

    URL to the form

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Gesundheit
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)