Gh., aged 15, has been attending the Centre since May 2011. Diagnosis: bipolar disorder. Initially had problems of communication, forming and maintaining social relationships. Had difficulty communicating with people, kept himself isolated, had no friends.

At the beginning he was coming to the Centre with a parent. After a year he started attending by himself.

Now Gh. has acquired friends and is better integrated in the social environment. He no longer feels ill at ease in the company of others and is able to express his views freely. He successfully passed the higher education exams and was admitted to an art college.

K., aged 13, has been attending the Day Centre since August 2011. Diagnosis: behavioural disorder. Initially was very aggressive and hyperactive. Behavioural disorders mainly due to the absence of self-control.

Visits have helped reduce aggression. He is more tolerant towards people. Hyperactivity has been partially reduced. He is more receptive and is able to complete assigned tasks. In general his behaviour has improved.

P., aged 13, has been attending the Day Centre since August 2011. Diagnosis: behavioural disorder. Initially the change to her behaviour was uncontrollable. She had difficulty concentrating and she was displaying aggression towards people and objects. She was not participating in any of the activities (handicraft, conversations, etc.) at the Day Centre.

She tries to do some handicraft now. She is able to listen to people patiently. Her aggression has diminished and the desire to cause harm has decreased.

N., aged 19, has been attending the Day Centre since August 2011. Diagnosis: schizophrenia. Initially displayed physical aggression, particularly towards members of his family, beating his mother and sister. Had auditory and visual hallucinations which directed and dictated various forms of behaviour, had no social relationships, was not able to communicate with anyone. Was not staying long in the Centre and could not concentrate on activities.

Although hallucinations continue partially, his attitude towards them has changed and their influence has diminished. Social relationships have been restored and he is now able to visit public places and communicate with people. Takes part in all the activities at the Centre, often arriving earlier than the appointed time. Has acquired self –dependence.

Initially he was visiting the Centre with a parent. Six months later was attending the Centre on his own.

Z., aged 26, has been attending the Day Centre since November 2011. Diagnosis: mental retardation Initially he had communication problems and contact difficulties when attending the Centre. Has approximate notions of place and situation, but not time. Responded to questions in one word after some time. Often did not understand the meaning of the question. Was uncomfortable during talks, was angry, wept and constantly tried to leave the room.

Has better notion of place, time and space now. Displays a balanced attitude during talks. Responds in short sentences and participates in handicraft sessions. Adequate emotions.