OUSHI is a scientific and research organization whose goal and mission are scientific research and education in the field of health, with special emphasis on the social and spiritual determinants of health. The topics it concentrates on are health inequalities and vulnerable groups (youth, seniors, patients, Roma and other ethnic groups).

We offer:

  • Preparation and implementation of Czech and international research. The research is mainly focused on social and psychological determinants of an individual and group health.
  • Education and training of students and young scientists, supervision activities, training of trainers.
  • Consultancy and advisory activities for academics, students and lay people in the fields of psychology and phenomenology of health.
  • Therapeutic center
  • Integrative psychotherapy training
  • Laboratory/diagnostics


Within the diagnostic services at the Institute, we offer those who are interested in looking into their body and soul with a view which is not offered anywhere else. We offer training accredited by the Czech Association for Psychotherapy in compliance with the European Association for Psychotherapy standards, training in integrative psychotherapy focused on psychosomatic medicine.


Our current projects:

  • Older people face temporary or permanent limitations to their physical or mental abilities. Within the Horizon 2020 SHAPES (“Smart and Healthy Ageing through People Engaging in supportive Systems”), we are the leader of the work package Understanding the Lifeworld of Older Individuals and Improving Smart and Healthy Living. We carry out research with individuals, environments, and the real-life contexts of ageing in different pilot sites across Europe.


  • The project For Healing Souls aims to strengthen the support network for children and young people up to the age of 18 in the prevention of mental illness. Its purpose is to provide schools and educators with assistance in dealing with situations related to students’ substandard behavior. The project is financed by the EEA and Norway Grants.


  • We would like to create a multinational community of Erasmus+ students through the project of Complete study abroad experience-International Mental Health Program. The students will gain awareness of mental health, culture shock, and many other topics that will support them in accomplishing their goals during their Erasmus+ stay. Through their training and counseling, students will learn more about themselves and gain self-confidence to get the most out of their experience. By sharing the project’s results, we want to create a unified way of caring for outgoing students at European universities



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