Who are we?
Our team currently consists of four people: Hieke Bos, Ellen de Rooij, Leonieke van der Werf and Bieneke van der Hoek. We deal with the mental well-being of people from various disciplines. From there a common ideal arose: improving the accessibility of help for psychological problems. Based on the idea that people can already start their own recovery, if appropriate help is not immediately available. Because doing something is better than doing nothing.
WegwijsGGZ wants to make care within the current mental health care clearer and more accessible for clients, relatives and care providers. Our goal is to better and faster match supply and demand within mental health care in Amsterdam (matching) by setting up a regional referral center. This referral center is available for general practitioners, practitioners and people seeking care. The referral center can provide support in clarifying the problem and request for help, through consultation earlier in the chain (at POH GGZ/GP), diagnostics (especially in the field of personality and trauma and/or psychiatric examination) and involving relatives. The referral center also helps to organize alternative or bridging care for waiting lists. The referral center wants to facilitate and support cooperation between all the different care parties within the mental health care system in Amsterdam. We record the different steps we take in the search for care, in order to learn from them. These activities create an increasingly better picture of supply, demand and bottlenecks.