Focus on relatives – What needs to change? Current research results of a relative

Online event
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
15:00 till 16:30

Relatives and loved ones of people with mental illness are exposed to high levels of stress.
They need reliable information and often even tailored support from the psychia-
trical and psychosocial care system. However, the reality is different.

This motivated Heike Petereit-Zipfel in 2022 to use a peer-supported research project to investigate the sub-
The aim is to examine the need for support in greater detail and to identify possible solutions. For this purpose the

  • physical and mental health,
  • social situation,
  • economic situation, and
  • (social) legal issues

in view.

1,234 people participated in the research. This extraordinarily high participation
gives an idea of what the study proves: The need for action is complex and urgent. Heike Petereit-
Zipfel will show new ways in her presentation. Because relatives see themselves more and
More than experts in their own field, they want to be perceived, appreciated and involved as such.

Heike Petereit-Zipfel is a social worker (BA), a psychotherapeutic alternative practitioner, solution-oriented
focused counselor, systemic family coach and instructor for MHFA first aider courses
for mental health. She has been running a consulting practice for eleven years. Serious mental
health problems of her eldest son, and with it many challenging and co-
under discriminatory situations for the entire family led to an intensive honorary
The members of the association are also involved in the organized representation of their interests. She is deputy
Chairwoman of the Bundesverband der Angehörigen psychisch erkrankter Menschen e.V. From 2013 to
2023 she was on the board of the Baden-Württemberg state association of relatives of mentally er-
krankter Menschen e.V., of which 2021 – 2023 as Chairwoman.

Invited are interested people from the voluntary and public welfare, relatives and
Affected. You can log in directly and without registration using the access data below
dial in. Access to the Zoom conference room:
Meeting ID: 893 9737 0006; identification code: 217843

League Committee on Psychiatry and Assistance for the Disabled / Liga-UA Psychiatrie
League of Independent Welfare Organizations in Baden-Württemberg e. V.
Stauffenbergstrasse 3
70173 Stuttgart
Phone: 0711 61967- 40