For centuries, individuals suffering from mental conditions were very often stigmatised and marginalised from society. As awareness has increased, the fight for supporting these people has also seen growth. A leading non-governmental and nonprofit organisation, the Richmond Foundation has been a major player in the provisioning of community services for individuals facing mental health difficulties, the promotion of good mental health and the overall prevention of mental illness, while we’re known for working hard to shatter the stigma that is linked to the subject.
With clients coming from all walks of life, our services are varied and consist of assisting individuals to remain in the community and live to the full, promoting public awareness of such issues and offering opportunities for supported housing, a scheme that assists users with the management of their homes. Furthermore, we hold regular therapeutic and educative self-help groups with the objective to motivate people to share their experience within a group discussion format. Similarly, conscious of the challenges faced by those looking after relatives and loved ones suffering from a mental illness, the Richmond Foundation operates a Carers and Family support group that offers the necessary assistance and backing so that they can continue this challenging undertaking.
We also operate hostels in Attard, Qormi, Paola and Villa Chelsea in Birkirkara, all of which provide accommodation with around-the-clock support. This service aims to help our clients work on their abilities and elevate their strengths to the top. What is more, we are involved in numerous projects amongst which include the Mental Health First Aid Youths and the K.I.Ds programme that targets children with challenging behaviour. One more programme is the Healthy Mind for Healthy Business initiative, predominantly aimed for companies and organisations, which provides employers in leading positions the appropriate tools that will help them implement a mental health policy at the workplace.
Founded in 1993, the Richmond Foundation continues to persevere in promoting mental wellbeing and to address the prevention of mental health problems. Visit our website or contact us to make a monetary donation that will help us further our work. Alternatively, join our increasing pool of volunteers and actively help us in achieving better mental health for all.