Tear Project

Occupational activities can contribute to helping these patients rehabilitate and successfully re-join the labor market.

Tear Project

The Tear Project is an initiative aimed to promote rehabilitation, reintegration into the workforce and increased independence and self-esteem for patients with mental disorders, by means of arts and labor qualification workshops. The beneficiaries are low-income individuals living with schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, among other clinically stabilized mental disorders, selected from SUS – Unified Health System records in the city of Guarulhos. When they are selected to participate of the project by the psychosocial healthcare network as an innovative way to keep them healthy as recommended by the reformed Brazilian psychiatry, the individuals choose one of the workshops available and start to experience working under a cooperation model. The project focuses on specific goals, including:

  • Daily care through therapeutic-occupational workshops;
  • Diverse activities that promote strong interpersonal relationships;
  • Personal networking and support for families of these patients.
  • Fundraising activities.

Partnership objectives:

  • Promote social reintegration of people living with mental disorders.
  • Generate income by means of therapeutic and occupational workshops for patients.


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Key Information

LocationLatin America and Caribbean, Brazil
  • Start Date 2003