Central Denmark Region provides psychiatric services for children, adolescent and adults suffering from mental illness. The services cover the inpatient management, acute and intensive care, diagnosis and treatment.

Within the area of social services, the region in agreement with the local municipalities, operates a range of specialised services and institutions for groups with special needs for social services and special education. The users of these services all share the need for extensive help and support to cope.

Also included within the responsibilities of this area, is the operation of educational institutions with special education for people with a speech, hearing or sight impairment, as well as other communication and motor handicaps.

5,000 employees work within the administration and institutions of the psychiatric and social service sector.