“George Papanikolaou” General Hospital

Hospital address: Leoforos Papanikolaou , Dimos Hortiati ,57010 ,Thessaloniki , Greece

“George Papanikolaou” is one of the biggest general hospitals of the city of Thessaloniki, located in the north-east suburb, called Exohi. Although first established almost a century ago, as a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients, the last decades it has developed very active and innovative medical activities in many areas of medicine. In 1996 the psychiatric department for children and adolescents was included in its actively functioning depts.

You can have a look in the website of the hospital: www.gpapanikolaou.gr
-currently only available in the Greek language


Supervisor: Dr Anastasia Beka, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Address: Psychiatric Dept for Children & Adolescents, “G. Papanikolaou” General Hospital, Exohi, 57010, Thessaloniki

This is one of the two psychiatric depts for children and adolescents that operate in Thessaloniki. We offer multidisciplinary assessments and treatments for children and adolescents, aged 0-18, for a wide range of developmental and psychiatric disorders. Our Dept offers both community work in its Community Mental Health Center for Children and Adolescents, based in the center of the city, as well as inpatient treatment in the 10-bed In-patient Unit, based in the hospital premises, in the suburb of Exohi. Staff includes child psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, speech and occupational therapists and special education teachers. A special needs primary school and a similar secondary school are located by the In-patient Unit and they work closely with the patients and staff. A growing part of our work-load is forensic work, as well as multicultural work with immigrant- and refugee children. We are a full-time Training Center for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Trainees, as well as we offer training placements to many other mental health professionals, both undergraduate and postgraduate.

The candidate who will choose to come here as an observer, will be able to see and discuss our way of working in the In-patient Unit, during the first week, and our work in the Community Mental Health Center during the second week.

Length of the programme:

2 weeks

Periods available:

The period will be discussed with the contact person from the clinic. Better periods between October and May.

Language requirements:

English: Advanced

Language: The candidate must speak English sufficiently. All communication in the Dept is made in Greek, but most staff speak good English and will be happy to translate for the candidate.

Other requirements:

VISA needed:

Not needed for most European countries, please check individually.

Travel and health insurance needed:

Highly recommended


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Local coordinator: 

Agoroula Georgiadi