The Foun­da­ti­on

Objec­tives

The Mind­ful Chan­ge Foun­da­ti­on (MCF) sup­ports soci­al-psych­iatric pro­jec­ts in deve­lo­ping coun­tries that aim to impro­ve the care of peop­le with men­tal and epi­lep­tic ill­nes­ses and psy­cho­so­ci­al disa­bi­li­ties.

Spe­ci­fi­cal­ly, the foun­da­ti­on par­ti­ci­pa­tes in the con­cep­tu­al deve­lop­ment of the pro­jec­ts, their tech­ni­cal sup­port and fun­ding. This sup­port inclu­des the trai­ning of health workers and other rele­vant groups in the tre­at­ment of men­tal and epi­lep­tic disea­ses, out­re­ach super­vi­si­on, logistics (vehi­cles, etc.), sup­ply of medi­ca­ti­on, coor­di­na­ti­on, orga­ni­sa­ti­on and eva­lua­ti­on of the pro­jec­ts. In indi­vi­du­al cases, the foun­da­ti­on is invol­ved in essen­ti­al huma­ni­ta­ri­an health pro­mo­ti­on mea­su­res (repai­ring wells, impro­ving hygie­ne, finan­cing necessa­ry medi­cal tre­at­ment, etc.).

Soci­al-psych­iatric work also inclu­des a com­mit­ment to the destig­ma­ti­sa­ti­on of men­tal ill­nes­ses and to tole­ran­ce of disea­se-rela­ted beha­viour.

The foun­da­ti­on also pro­mo­tes exchan­ge and coope­ra­ti­on bet­ween huma­ni­ta­ri­an, the­ra­peu­tic and human rights orga­ni­sa­ti­ons and self-help orga­ni­sa­ti­ons. It sup­ports all efforts to rese­arch the situa­ti­on of the peop­le affec­ted and to draw their atten­ti­on to it. This inclu­des public rela­ti­ons work at natio­nal and inter­na­tio­nal level.

Struc­tu­re

On 3 August 2018, the Mind­ful Chan­ge Foun­da­ti­on (MCF) was offi­ci­al­ly appro­ved by the Darm­stadt Regio­nal Coun­cil as a foun­da­ti­on under civil law with legal capa­ci­ty.

The appro­val of the non-pro­fit sta­tus accord­ing to § 51, 59, 60 and 61 of the tax code (AO) was gran­ted by the tax office Darm­stadt on August 20, 2018.

The Foundation’s Exe­cu­ti­ve Board cur­r­ent­ly con­sists of three per­sons:

Dr. phil. Dipl. Soz. Micha­el Hup­pertz
Spe­cia­list in Psych­ia­try / Psy­cho­the­ra­py (1st Board)

Dr. med. Gesi­ne Heet­derks
Medi­cal spe­cia­list for neu­ro­lo­gy, psych­ia­try / psy­cho­the­ra­py

Dr. med. Mania Kroll
Doc­tor in advan­ced trai­ning to beco­me a spe­cia­list for gene­ral medi­ci­ne