Exercise Your Body to Boost Your Mental Health

We all know that regular exercise is good for the body, but what can it do for the mind? Almost 30,000 people in Malta suffer with some form of depression, equivalent to 6.6% of the Maltese population. But regular exercise can have a profound and positive effect on mental health conditions including depression, anxiety and ADHD. It also helps to relieve stress, boost memory, improve sleep and is just a general overall mood booster.

A number of studies have shown the benefits of exercise on mental health. Fitness can raise your energy levels and help you to cope better with the daily ups and downs of your condition. Exercise is a great way to calm your mind and relax you when needed. A regular work out can do so much more than just improve our physical health and our waistline. It can also contribute to:

·  Reducing stress and anxiety

·  Boosting happy chemicals

·  Improving self confidence

·  Stopping cognitive decline

·  Boosting brain power and sharpening memory

·  Increasing productivity

·  Stimulating creativity

Regular exercise can provide huge benefits far beyond your gym. This useful guide explains more about the link between physical fitness and mental health.


K.I.Ds bathrooms refurbishment

K.I.Ds (kids in development) has recently benefited from funds made available by The Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation. These funds were used to refurbish the bathrooms at K.I.Ds. Richmond Foundation would like to extend its gratitude to everyone who made this project possible, especially the MCCF.































Richmond Foundation ‘satisfied’ with Education Minister’s statement on Mental Health First Aid

Richmond Foundation are satisfied with Minister for Education Evarist Bartolo’s statement published in The Malta Independent yesterday,  that Mental Health First Aid in schools is the next step forward in First Aid Measures. Read more 


Richmond Staff attends conference ‘Psychosis across the Lifespan’ organised by the (MAP)

Richmond Foundation was present at today’s conference ‘Psychosis across the Lifespan’ organised by the Maltese Assocation of Psychiatry (MAP). It was truly a well-organised and interesting conference! Well done to the MAP and speakers at the event




Dr Roberta Metsola for visiting us! ‘Alliance 4 Mental Health’

Thank you Roberta Metsola for visiting us! ‘Alliance 4 Mental Health’ is made up of four Maltese NGOs – Richmond Foundation, the Mental Health Association, the Maltese Association of Psychiatry and the Maltese Association of Psychiatric Nurses.


Mark Speaking about Mental Illness

Well done and thank you Mark for speaking up about mental illness and the difficulties you experienced. We are proud to be part of your recovery! Let’s end the stigma!




CEO of Mount Carmel Hospital visits Richmond Foundation

This morning, Mr Kevin Schembri, newly appointed CEO of Mount Carmel Hospital, together with Mr Paul Dalli and Ms Mary Rose Meli, visited Villa Chelsea, our therapeutic community in Birkirkara, as well as Richmond Foundation’s Head Office, and Villa Rubery, our female hostel in Attard.



Talk to Students at St. Thomas Moore College Secondary School, St. Lucia.

Andrew Barberi, KIDs manager, recently gave talks about Dealing with Stress to the students of St. Thomas Moore College Secondary School, St. Lucia. Thank you to all the students who collected €150 in aid of Richmond Foundation from a dress down day at their school.



A courtesy visit at our KIDs Programme by H.E The President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca.

A courtesy visit at our KIDs Programme by H.E The President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca.On Wednesday 3rd February 2016 Read More


Atlas donates €4,000 to Richmond Foundation

Atlas Donation 2016

Atlas Insurance Deputy Managing Director Matthew von Brockdorff together with Atlas Social Club Chair Ivan Distefano recently presented the Richmond Foundation Chairman Anthony Guillaumier with a donation of €4,000. Read More