Mental health services in the Capital Region of Denmark - information in English

The organisation consists of:

  • 8 Mental health centers (each serve a catchment area) providing
    • ​​​​​​​​​Inpatient units

    • Outpa​tient clinics

    • Community mental health services

    • Outreach services

    • Specialised treatment

  • ​​1 Mental health centre for child and adolescent mental health services
    • ​​Inpatient units
    • Outpatient clinics
    • Outreach services

Organisational management

The senior management at each center consists of three lead functions – a center manager, a clinical lead and a head of care and development. 

The center manager has the overall and final managerial responsibility, while the clinical lead is responsible for the medical treatment of patients. The head of care and development is in charge of areas such as nursing and quality improvement. 

Our goal

The overall goal of the mental health services in the capital region is to provide better treatment for more patients. In the mental health services in the capital region, we have an ambition to develop an improvement culture, where everyone works to continuously improve treatment and collaborate on common goals.

Being a hospital with an improvement culture implies that it is a natural part of our daily work to engage in continuous, systematic improvements in processes and quality. Improvements that add value to our patients.

In line with establishing an improvement culture, the hospital has made a handbook, aimed at employees in leadership positions. The book is intended as a tool helping all persons in leadership positions with the methods of improvement work, with using these methods in daily work, and with understanding why it is that we are working with continuous, systematic improvements.

Get the book in english: Improvemnet Work - click here  

Key activity figures (2014):

  • ​​46,568 patients in treatment
  • 544,939 outpatient appointments

Key capacity figures (2015):

  • ​​1,176 inpatient beds
  • 13 community mental health teams
  • 23 assertive outreach teams
  • 8 mental health care of older people teams
  • 12 early intervention in psychosis teams
  • 37 outpatient clinics

Key resources (2015):

  • ​Approx. 4,400 staff (full-time equivalent)
  • $ 433 mill. / £ 287 mill.

The mental health services in the capital region provide treatment to approx. 32 % of all patients in Denmark with a mental illness.


Managing Director: Martin Lund - 
Assistant Director: Ida Hageman Pedersen - 
Assistant Director: Anne Hertz - 

We treat patients with the following diagnosis:

  • ​Depression
  • Mania
  • Schizophrenia
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Personality disorders, and
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

We also have expertise in:

  • ​Organic mental health problems
  • Crisis and catastrophic psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Suicidality prophylaxis
  • Psychotherapy
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Psychiatric rehabilitation
  • Mental retardation and psychiatric disorder
  • Psychosis and abuse