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Specialist outpatient clinic of the Robert Vogel Foundation

Doctors in charge

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Prof. Dr. Peter Falkai

Prof. Dr. Oliver Pogarell

Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Koutsouleris
PD Dr. Alkomiet Hasan

Staff

Dr. med. T. Oviedo-Salcedo (Ambulanzärztin)

Dr. med. T. Bunse (Ambulanzarzt)
Dipl.-Psych., J. Nolden (Psychotherapeutin)
Dipl.-Psych., P. Russek (Psychotherapeutin i.A.)
Sozialpädagogin B.A., J. Zeumer (Sozialdienst)
Sozialpädagogin M.A., S. Lauber (Sozialdienst
Dipl.-Sportwiss., M. Lembeck  
M. Frericks (EX-IN Genesungsbegleiter)
A. Schuster (BDY, Yogalehrerin)
M. Boriss (Fitnesstrainerin)
B. Meraner (Ernährungsberaterin VDOE)


Severe affective and psychotic diseases can appear in young people. They affect the social and occupational development opportunities of people with the disease. To counteract these effects as early as possible, the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Peter Falkai, developed the programme CHANCE, which is supported by the Robert Vogel Foundation. The Robert Vogel Specialist Outpatient Clinic offers a free, holistic programme that consists essentially of four modules:

  1. Access to doctors through the crisis clinic.
  2. Psychotherapeutic care in the form of one-on-one behaviour therapy, group therapies and psychosocial therapy.  
  3. Work and social aspects: We support you in starting and returning to work and in visits to public offices and application processes and provide various group offerings and outings.
  4. Sport, leisure and nutrition: We offer a comprehensive sport programme with yoga and fitness courses and a running group. The recreational activities include outings, for example walks, bike tours and bowling. A cooking group teaches participants about a healthy diet.

Below you can find answers to the most important questions about our outpatient clinic:

What kind of patients do we see at the Robert Vogel outpatient clinic?

CHANCE is a programme for the early intervention, rehabilitation and integration of young people with severe mental illnesses. Everyone is welcome who is aged 16 to 40, has a severe mental illness and is interested in the Robert Vogel ’CHANCE‘ project and its treatment programme. Our goal is to increase your well-being, support your (re-)integration into social and professional life and avoid disease relapses.

Do I need to have a diagnosis already?

Yes, you have to have a diagnosis. If it is suspected that you have a mental illness, we will first clarify the diagnosis in our hospital.

What happens at the Robert Vogel outpatient clinic?

Depending on your own personal needs, together with you we define your personal goals and compile your individual programme. The CHANCE team, consisting of doctors, psychotherapists, social workers, EX-IN recovery companions and exercise scientists, is there for you at any time to provide the best possible support for your transition from the hospital stay to everyday life with outpatient care and to prevent relapses.

Early prediction and early treatment

Thanks to a reliable prediction of the course of treatment, each patient receives an individualised preventive programme to sustainably reduce the risk for outbreaks and relapses in the above-mentioned illnesses. This programme includes continuous medical care and is connected to a multimodal therapeutic setting. In addition, in the event of a crisis every participant can contact the treating team directly (crisis clinic).

Early rehabilitation and integration:

People with severe mental illnesses often have a poor physical condition and lose social contacts and their workplace. CHANCE intensively supports patients in their re-entry to professional life (job coaching). In addition, the exercise programme, consisting of yoga, fitness courses and a running group, helps to improve physical health and fitness. An extensive range of leisure activities also helps participants develop social contacts again. The programme includes activities such as walking, bicycle tours, bowling and trips to the cinema. A cooking group teaches participants about a healthy diet. During psychosocial therapies participants can learn and practice valuable skills (e.g. how to deal with demanding and stressful situations).

How often do I have to go to the outpatient clinic?

First, you will have an individual consultation to establish your personal treatment and prevention programme. All participants decide themselves on the basis of their interests (e.g. participation in treatments, exercise courses, outings) how often they would like to visit the outpatient clinic and receive support/guidance.

Do I have to register beforehand, and/or do I need a referral?

Please arrange an appointment by e-mail or telephone or come to the open consultation hours (see below). You do not need referral.

Consultation times

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday in the month from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room B0.32 (Day care unit library).
Just come along! You do not need to register.
To start with we will tell you about the programme in general. Afterwards, we will talk to you directly about your concerns.

Contact

Appointments can be made by ringing the psychiatric outpatient clinic (Mon-Fri, 9-12): +49-89-4400-53307 or by writing an e-mail to: robert-vogel-ambulanz@med.uni-muenchen.de 

Specialist Outpatient Clinic Robert Vogel
Hospital of the University of Munich 
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Nussbaumstrasse 7
80336 Munich
Germany


What is the Robert Vogel Foundation ?

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The benefactor Robert Vogel (*1949 – †2013) lived with Down’s syndrome. He established the foundation that bears his name in light of his own biography and motivated by the desire to support other people with mental and physical limitations. At the same time, he was working in accordance with the wishes of his father, the Munich publisher Heinrich Vogel who died in 1970 and whose professional life’s work provided the assets for the foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to promote welfare for disabled people and the young and elderly, to promote the welfare system and to support people in need of assistance, particularly people who are in need of help for mental or physical reasons.