Etxebest:
support for independence

Do you have a mental illness and do you live alone, as a couple, or with other people with disabilities? Would you like to continue living in your house but sometimes you would need a person to help you with some things? Do medical appointments seem like hieroglyphics?

If you answered yes, then Etxebest is the right program for you! We approach your home or your surroundings to try to support you and make your life a little easier.

In Etxebest we will accompany you so that your Quality of Life is better. Does that mean our team does housework and stuff? No, much better, we help you to be more autonomous and feel safe doing those things by yourself.

Etxebest has funding from theDepartment of Social Action of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia..

Support for an easier day-a-day

What and how do we do it?

icono-tu-casa

Are we choking on the menus of the week? Is the kitchen a nightmare? Is it difficult to manage money? Don’t worry if these or other things are not your strength, WE WILL COME TO YOUR HOME and work to make it easier for you.

icono-telefono-hablar

We also support you by PHONE: sometimes we call you to see that everything is going well, and other times you can call us if you need something before the next appointment. We are close to you, but respecting your space and everything you know and can do, which is a lot!

icono-acompanamiento

If you need it, WE WILL ACCOMPANY you when you are looking for work or training or,going to a daytime activity, doing admin, going to a medical appointment …

icono-espacio-conversar

You will have an INDIVIDUAL SPACE in which to feel heard and also accompanied, and where you can ask any questions, or talk about things that concern you or that you would like to do, about your future projects, about your INDIVIDUAL GOALS; our professional team is here to support you.

My first person experience

We think about the future, of course we do, but when you have a crisis, both the disease and the drugs take away your mental strength, you fall into a hole of insecurities, mistrust and low self-esteem.

You think that nothing was worth what they told you, that you thought that you would just recover, that everything would solve it self and it is not like that. In those moments we do need to be forced to do things, because if we let ourselves go, the disease drags us to the depths.

When you have a crisis, the world and life break down and most of the time those close to you are lost.

In my case, the only thing I had left was my family, but despite this, it was difficult for me to speak with my relatives, why? I think several factors play a role. For one thing, the disease leaves you so dejected, apathetic, and uncomfortable that you don’t want to know anything about anyone or the world. Another thing is negative thoughts, you think only about your problems, not good things and you create a world in chaos due to low self-esteem and insecurity.

If you ask me how you can help a family member with this disease, I will say that the person has to come to understand that everything that is done is for their good and not against them, they have to distract their mind, occupy the time with tasks and activities (music and reading helped me a lot), creating a routine (in this sense social services and associations helped me a lot) .Encourage the person to fight for their wellbeing, alone or with help, even if you don’t feel like it or feel bad, you have to do it because the disease is not going to overcome itself. And above all patience, nothing is achieved overnight, it took me 10 years to overcome apathy and insecurities and today I still have to be patient.