Psychological illness generally remains a taboo subject in our society.
But for people with mental illness it is particularly important to establish a connection with everyday life through action-based methods and group activities. This also significantly improves their symptoms.
Outdoor activity, climbing and riding therapies are all being used successfully as part of this treatment. However, due to cutbacks in the health sector there are frequently no funds to cover the treatment costs for such therapeutically demanding concepts. So measures that could make a vital contribution to integrating these patients into society are often hampered by budgetary restraints.
As part of its corporate citizenship, Daimler is helping to fund the purchase of a minibus for transporting patients with psychological illnesses who are undergoing treatment at Tübingen University Hospital. This will allow the hospital to run an inhouse transfer service, and enable the continuation of the therapeutic measures required.