The Mental Health Information Foundation 'PsykOpp'
The conference organisers are Stavanger University Hospital and the Mental Health Information Foundation ('PsykOpp') in collaboration with a range of other organisations. Stavanger University Hospital Mental Health Services has the overall responsibiltiy for the scientific programme, while PsykOpp is predominantly responsible for the practical organisation and financing of the conference.
Established in 1989, PsykOpp is a non-profit Foundation, whose primary objective is to raise levels of knowledge and understanding around mental health issues.
Over the years, PsykOpp has established itself as a key actor in the field, both in relation to different user groups and to mental health bodies and professionals.
PsykOpp has held the organisational responsibility for the Schizofrenidagene conference for over 30 years. Every year the conference has congregated between 700 and 1800 mental health professionals. In addition, PsykOpp has over thirty years' experience in organising other conferences and training courses within the mental health field.
PsykOpp has three main areas of operation: publishing house; courses and conferences; information and education.
The Foundation is based in Stavanger on the West coast of Norway, but has a national and partly international profile.
Organisational Head of the conference:
Elin Skogen, Director, Stiftelsen Psykiatrisk Opplysning (Mental Health Inforamtion Foundation)
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