Anima's Philosophy

ANIMA’s vision consists in providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone.

ANIMA’s objective is to become a substantial and positive choice for mental health and to offer high quality services to those in need. Our aim is the creation of a fully integrated network of services in order to cover population needs in levels such as the mental health services system, socio-economic, educational and scientific documentation.

In order to achieve our objectives:

  • We offer quality services in mental health and in social support that respond to real needs.
  • We focus on developing an effective care service in mental health.
  • We fully inform people on the topics that concern his/her personal and social life.
  • We are willing to collaborate with other organizations, networks and agencies with similar objectives and actions for common good.
  • We are constantly evaluated and improved in the light of our efficiency and effectiveness.


Partner Excellence 2010


On Thursday, January 27, 2011 ANIMA was awarded by the National Network for Workplace Health Promotion (NNWHP) for its important commitment in Health Management and particularly in Mental Health Management in the Workplace, in the context of the European campaign "Work in Harmony with Life."
 This event constitutes for us a reward of our endless efforts for continuously practicing our principles, considering that mental health is not limited to “ the divan”. Thus, we can create "therapeutic" and supportive work environments, if we are truly willing.
This honour, fills us with pride and a deep feeling of responsibility to continue our efforts, so that we could prove we are worthy of this award, in the future.

Privacy policy

Privacy Statement

According to the new EU General Data Protection Policy (GDPR) through this page, we wish to inform you about the Personal Data collected during the use of this website, how it is collected, how it is used for how long kept and finally let you know about your rights.



It is any information relating to a person identified or identifiable. An identifiable person is a person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifying element such as name, identifier, location data, electronic identifier or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic , intellectual, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.


We mean any function or set of operations performed on personal data or in sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means such as collecting, recording, organizing, modifying, storing, adapting or modifying, retrieving, consulting, using, disclosing by transmission, dissemination or other mood, alignment or combination, restriction, deletion or destruction.

The protection of your personal data is extremely important for the website and through this policy we will describe how we will respect any collection through its use.

Website ID

This website is property of:


24 Miaouli str., Korydallos, 18120

tel: 211-4054450

The site is not required to have a Data Protection Officer. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the protection of your privacy, please do not hesitate to contact us either through the contact form or by sending an e-mail directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Data collected by the website

During your visit to the site we collect:

IP address

The IP address is captured temporarily whenever you access our site in our server logs, in the firewall logs. The purpose of this log is to ensure that the site and all its services are functioning properly, that the server is protected from malicious attacks and that any abuse is avoided. We want to make it clear that under no circumstances does this recording personalize you as IP addresses do not directly identify users (visitors).

Statistical Usage Information

The collection of statistical information is done through cookies, which are small text files that are necessary to improve the experience of using the site. These files are stored on your device and may recognize you uniquely every time you visit our site. Deleting these files is very easy.

For more information about this, read our Cookies Policy.

Data via Forms of Communication

When you send us a message through the contact form, we collect the information you give us through the form, asking you to consent each time to send this information to us for the purpose stated.

Data via Email

Any information you provide voluntarily by sending a request via email. We use this information to respond to your request.


For your subscription to our newsletter you need to provide your email address. You will need to give your consent in order to receive newsletters for us. The newsletters are managed through Mailchimp service.

You subscription to our newsletters complies with the double opt-in method, as imposed by the current legislation. That means that after you subscription , you will receive a confirmation email. Your subscription is complete only after you click the confirmation link in the aforementioned email.

You can unsubscribe from our lists whenever you choose (opt-out).

Each newsletter you receive by us, contains an unscubscribe link at the bottom of the message.

In any other case you may unsubscribe by sending us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Why we collect them

The collection of all the above data is limited to what is strictly necessary for your safe and efficient service. It aims at improving the experience of using the website, communicating directly with you and answering your questions or requests and detecting spam and security breaches.

Your consent to the Privacy Policy of this site is mandatory in its core functions:

  • Contact form
  • Form of interest
  • Newsletters

In order to prove the consent of the user to the processing of personal data, the data and the time at which he gave his / her consent are recorded.

Data Sharing

We are likely to share data that you submit to our site's contact form or by direct mailing with our partners. This is only possible if an inquiry is required to create an offer to provide the service you request. Under no circumstances are personal data communicated, but only the details that describe your request.

The cases in which this data is likely to be communicated to third parties are indicative but not limited to:

  • To the web site administrators
  • In a very rare case, a third-party technician may have limited time and controlled access to resolve software problems that are used on the page.
  • Upon a court or public prosecutor's office or a request from a police authority to conduct an investigation.

In no other case, we transmit, sell, rent or disclose personal data to visitors to the site to third parties for any reason whatsoever.

How long do we keep your data?

We will retain your data for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was submitted, taking into account the legal requirements of applicable law.

Security measures for data protection

Data stored on our site is stored on servers that are protected by strong security measures.

Our website makes use of the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol to help protect your personal data.

Based on this technology, each personal item is registered, encoded before it comes online, and then the authenticity of the message and the server is investigated.

The site uses a SSL-256bit certificate that appears as a padlock to the left of the address bar every time you enter pages to be transacted, confirming that your transaction is protected.

We periodically back up our data in order to be able to recover in the event of technical failure.

Your rights

The provision of personal data on our website is on a completely voluntary basis. If you choose not to provide the requested information, basic features of the webpage may not be available. In some cases, only those who have submitted us the required personal data are in a position to contact us through the Contact Form or to express an interest.

We have the ability to maintain control of your data. Your choices include displaying and editing your data.

If any of the information you have given us changed, e.g. if you change your email address, if you want to change other contact information, please let us know by sending an email describing the changes to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In general, you have the following rights:

The right to request access to your personal data

You have the right to access some of the personal data you provide on our site.

By writing to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., you can request details of the information we have and process about you and the purposes for which we use it.

The right to modify and / or delete your personal information

You have the right to correct, edit or delete your stored personal data.

You can also send your request to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Without undue delay in receiving your request, we will comply with your request. If for any reason we can not comply with your request and we will contact you.

The right to terminate the processing of your personal data

In special circumstances, you have the right to terminate the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The right to data portability

You have the right to receive your personal data in a structured, widely used and readable format from devices ("data portability") and you have the right to transfer this data to another data controller.

You may request the transfer of your data by contacting us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Without undue delay in receiving your request, we will comply with your request. If for any reason we can not comply with your request and we will contact you.

The right to prohibit the processing of your personal data and to unsubscribe

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data when processing is based on our legitimate interest. You can exercise your right to prohibit the processing of your data at any time by sending your request to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In any other case, please contact with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to delete your account.

The right to withdraw your consent at any time

At any time you are entitled to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data. However, withdrawal of consent does not affect the legitimacy of consent-based processing prior to its withdrawal.

Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to withdraw your consent.

Terms and / or limitations of your rights

There may be terms or limitations to the above rights. Therefore, we are not in a position to guarantee your right to transfer or delete the data, as it depends on the specific conditions of the processing activity.

Updates to privacy policy

We regularly review and, where appropriate, update our privacy policy. If we want to use your personal information in a way we have not previously mentioned, we will contact you to provide you with information about it and, if necessary, ask for your consent.

At the end of this text you can see when it was last reviewed. We will update the date of this document whenever a change is made.

May 2018

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that are stored in your app you use to browse the web. Usually each website or application stores one or more cookies on your device in order to keep the information deemed necessary for your smooth and optimal navigation.

Depending on their duration, cookies can be divided into:

  • "Session Cookies" that are automatically deleted when you close your browser.
  • "Persistent Cookies" that are stored in your terminal equipment until their predetermined power is reached.

Does the site use cookies?

Cookies are used for the best purpose of your web site experience.

You should keep in mind that non-use of cookies may cause problems in the browser and the functions of the site. Therefore, without the use of cookies, we can not offer a smooth and effective navigation experience.

We make sure you can either completely or individually disable them.

The cookies we use are divided into 4 main categories:


These cookies provide the following options:

  • Remember your login information and provide you with a secure connection.
  • Ensure that the web page is properly viewed.


These cookies provide the following options:

  • Allow video playback (Vimeo, YouTube).
  • Remind your preferences on the website.

These cookies greatly affect the functionality of the site.


This category's cookies collect anonymous information, through Google Analytics, about the behavior of users-visitors when they navigate to the site. They store information about website usage and performance statistics.

Their purpose is to improve the functionality and performance of the site.
Their use is governed by Google's Privacy Policy.


These cookies provide the following options:

  • Allow third parties to provide you with interest-based ads on sites that do not belong to us. They do not store personal information directly, but rely on identifying your browser and device.
  • Allow you to interact with our website through social networks.

We use the following local cookies

cookie Description
71c2f535dc9b33e4d049a8763e921231 Saves the visitor session
cookieconsent_status Saves information about whether or not cookies are accepted by the user
_ga Records a unique ID that is used to generate statistics relative to the use of the site
_gid Visitor separation and collection of traffic statistics
_gat_gtag_UA_60442995_1 Used by Google Analytics to limit the pace of requests

Third party cookies

Based on the tools and services installed on the web site, cookies are stored from the following domains:


Enable or disable cookies

Upon entering the website, a box at the bottom of the page informs you of the use of cookies on our behalf. You may allow us to use cookies by clicking "Accept" in the relevant box, or not allow cookies to be used by clicking "Discard". Also in the box below, you can move through the "Cookie Policy" option to this usage policy in order to have a clear and comprehensive update.

If you decide to browse our site and if you have properly configured your browser, please provide your explicit and specific consent to such use. Otherwise, you are required to refrain from browsing within our site or to disable the use of cookies either from your browser settings or from the box at the bottom of the page.

If you would like to disable the use of cookies by your browser, please follow the links below, depending on the browser you are using.

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Support and Therapy

In ANIMA we believe that any human being, regardless of professional, economic or social status, educational level or other characteristic will require in at least one difficult time of his/her life, professional support. Furthermore, we believe that this time does not characterize him/her as a lifelong mental patient, neurotic or otherwise, but gives him/her the opportunity to work through problems or issues in a manner most effective for him/her in the future.

But where could one turn to? How could they be sure or confident that the referred place or professional will solve their "problem" or provide them with the relief they are seeking? It is a fact that most people are not informed regarding the availability of Greek mental health services and what each one has to offer. Many of us cannot even distinguish the meaning and importance of mental disorders.

We remain at your disposal to answer any question you may have.

  • We do not accept for any reason cases of involuntary confinement or involuntary hospitalisation, since we believe that this practice constitutes a flagrant violation of human rights.
  • We do not force for any reason medication treatment or other forms of suppressive therapy or containment, as we believe that these constitute forms of torture and assault on a person’s life.
  • We aim to prevent the confinement of other people, and to finally put a stop to the reproduction of the traditional model of institutional psychiatry.

    The more informed people are the more effective they will be dealing with difficult situations in life.


The voluntary action is intended to provide an opportunity for people to express their deepest altruistic feelings, and enable them to gain a more active and dynamic role in reinforcing the work of mental health and promote mental health in the community.

All people can become volunteers and volunteer is anyone who provides unpaid work and who is sensitized to mental health issues.

For Anima volunteers are not only benevolent but partners who are going to be trained by professional staff, take specific roles, conduct educational programs and blends in the operation of the services and the programs of the unit.

In Anima’s voluntary program you can participate in internal and external activities of our service users, to get to know them and to help at their social reintegration.
Indoor activities: cooking, art, occupational therapy, learning personal hygiene and cleaning, gardening, etc.
External activities: coffee, cinema, theatre, sporting activities, shopping, seminars, events and conferences etc.

To participate in Anima’s voluntary program you can send a brief resume indicating
your interest in the following e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact us at