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About Lentis

Lentis offers mental healthcare, forensic healthcare and care for the elderly in the provinces of Groningen, Drenthe and Friesland. Our goal is to improve the wellbeing of our clients and patients.

We are always available, trustworthy and involved with your wellbeing. Lentis is a large organisation that believes in healthcare on a small scale. This means we are active in the local area and work as much as possible in the client’s surroundings.

For whom?

Lentis is available for everyone with mental health problems. We offer our care to children, young people, adults and the elderly. You are welcome if you have been referred by a general practitioner or specialist. We offer a wide range of care and specialisations.

We do this through various groups of care, each with their own specialism:

  • Childeren and young people: Jonx takes care of children and young people with mental health problems.
  • Elderly people: Dignis takes care of vulnerable elderly people.
  • Adults: Basis GGZ Lentis is available for adults with minor mental health problems.
  • Adults: PsyQ offers specialistic mental health treatments for adults with mental health problems like depression or anxiety.
  • Adults: Forint treats people with complicated and often long-term mental health problems. The criminal behaviour or other transboundary behaviour they develop because of this can be troublesome or a threat to their surroundings.

About Jonx

For whom?

Jonx offers treatments to children and young people who are experiencing mental health issues. We also assist in helping parent(s)/caregiver(s). We believe in inherent strength (their own capability of finding solutions and their ability to manage their own behavior) of the juvenile and his or her parent(s)/caregiver(s). If necessary, Jonx also provides guidance and support to the parents, siblings and schools of these children. We also provide help to people of all ages who have an autism spectrum disorder.

Way of working

Our professionals are specialised in researching and treating problems in diverse psychiatric areas. We offer advice, diagnosis, treatment and guidance suitable for their needs. Together with our clients, we work towards an effective resolution of your complaints and mental health problems. Jonx comprises two different departments: Jonx Ambulant and Jonx Autism.

Jonx Ambulant

Jonx Ambulant is specialised in diagnosing and treating children and young people from 0 – 23 years old. Jonx Ambulant has various offices throughout Groningen and also offers help at home or school when necessary.

Jonx Autism

The Jonx Autism team is specialised in diagnosing and treating clients of all ages with an autism spectrum disorder. Jonx Autism has an infant team, Autism Team North Netherlands (ATN), which is specialised in diagnosing and treating very young children with an autism spectrum disorder.

An overview of our most important activities


Referrals to Jonx come from a GP or paediatrician. Together with the client, parents or partner and/or others involved, we discuss what the problems are, how they view these problems and how the problems have developed.


Following the intake, the client receives advice with a clear view of the treatment process by means of a treatment plan. The client is seen at least once during the research and advisory phase.

Comprehensive diagnostics

Sometimes questions remain which must be answered before a form of treatment can be started. In that case, further research is one of the options.


If treatment is necessary, it can take place at one of the Jonx locations or at one of the consultation locations. Treatments can be supported with the help of the internet. The treatment is as short as possible, but as long as needed.


Jonx offers several types of guidance counselling, including home counselling that focuses on all of the problems that are difficult to solve due to the psychological problems of the child or adult with ASD. Over several months, a counsellor will come by to tackle these problems together. The guidance focuses not only on the individual, but on his/her environment as well.

Additionally, Jonx offers guidance consisting of psychological education: giving information to clients or to parents/partners and/or others involved about how they can deal with the psychological limitation.

Information sessions and training

The early detection and prevention of complaints is just as important as the treatment itself. Jonx has its own knowledge centre: JonxPro. A standard range of training and sessions are available, but we are also happy to provide tailor-made training or information sessions. This can take place at any desired location.


What binds us together is the aim that every young person can develop healthy and grows up safely. This goal is our priority. We will work together to achieve goals that supports a healthy development. This collaboration supposes exchange of personal data. All your personal data will be treated with confidentiality and we respect the wishes of privacy of those involved. Everything that a client tells their counsellor will only be between the client and their counsellor. In some cases it will be necessary to involve another party or person, but Jonx will never take action without the client’s consent, in such cases we will first consult the client.

Contact + address

Jonx can be contacted at:

+31(0)50 522 3150
Hereweg 80
9725 AG  Groningen

The infant team works from the locations ATN Groningen and ATN Drachten.

Laan Corpus den Hoorn 102-2
9728 JR
+31(0)50 522 3299

Zuiderdwarsvaart 72
9203 JB
+31(0)512 334 950

About Dignis

For whom?

We are here for elderly people who want to enjoy a lifestyle that fits their needs. Living independently or if that’s impossible, with help from family and friends. We are committed to your wellbeing and the wellbeing of our residents and their relatives.

 Way of working

We offer accommodation, healthcare and treatments from more than 20 locations in the city of Groningen and North Drenthe. We offer a range of accommodation types and treatments. Dignis locations are the community centres of the local area.

Dignis has been awarded HKZ certification. This shows that we have everything under control and we strive to constantly improve our services. This means:

  • Your wishes, needs and safety are a priority
  • You will receive clear information
  • We will make appointments with you and regularly discuss the progress you make


An external organisation periodically tests whether Dignis meets the quality requirements of the HKZ certification. Besides that, other authorities like the Dutch Health Care Inspectorate also regularly check that Dignis complies with the legal requirements.

Working method

We support people with problems and questions relating to old age. We help people with mental, somatic and psychogeriatric problems as a result of ageing. Our working method is characterised by:

  • Respect, always and everywhere
  • Dignity
  • Ownership of your life
  • Attention for the client, resident and their surroundings

Contact + address

Henri Dunantlaan 20
9728 HD  Groningen
+31(0)50 4097911

About Basis GGZ Lentis

Psychological problems can sometimes get to a point where you need help to get back on the right track. Lentis Basic Mental Healthcare helps adults with mild to moderate psychological problems. But even if the psychological problems persist, Lentis Basic Mental Healthcare can be useful, by helping you to function better and avoid a relapse. Clients can quickly start their recovery and get back to being in control with the help of our well-trained and dedicated practitioners.


The Lentis Basic Mental Healthcare deals with almost all psychological problems. Our treatment is provided through Internet (eHealth) and consultations. This means our treatments show faster results. What’s more, many of our clients are happy with this approach.

Individual treatments

Lentis Basic Mental Healthcare offers individual treatments such as solution-focused therapy, EMDR, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The individual contact allows us to focus more in-depth on your problems.

Group treatments

Sometimes it is comforting to talk with others in a group about your problems. You may identify with someone else’s story or you hear how others deal with their problems. This could offer you some ideas. You can count on us to provide a safe environment and professional support.

Contact + Address

You can register for Lentis Basic Mental Healthcare with a referral letter from your GP. For more information: You can always call us at Lentis Basic Mental Healthcare, telephone (050) 522 32 98, or send an e-mail to

About Forint

For whom?

We treat people with complicated and often long-term mental health problems. The criminal behaviour or other transboundary behaviour they develop because of this can be troublesome or a  threat to their surroundings.

Way of working

Forint consists of FPA Zuidlaren, AFPN (Outpatient Forensic Psychiatry North Netherlands) and ‘Beschermd Wonen’ (Assisted Living). FPA Zuidlaren offers forensic psychiatric treatments and intensive continuing treatments to patients with complex care requirements. The treatment is focused on removing the symptoms of a psychiatric disorder.

AFPN offers outpatient forensic psychiatric care for patients with a psychiatric disorder in combination with threatening criminal behaviour. AFPN treats patients who are at least 18 years old.

‘Beschermd Wonen’ consists of three linked houses in the middle of the Beijum residential area in Groningen. We can offer shelter to twelve forensic psychiatric clients subject to a criminal measure. With professional help, clients can work towards a safe and responsible return to society.


Clients, relatives, GPs, students and others who want to know more about the psychiatric healthcare on offer at Lentis can contact the Lentis information service:

9470 AC Zuidlaren
Telephone +31(0)88 114 00 00