Self Help Groups

Aim of the Self Help Groups

To motivate persons to share their experience of mental ill health for their own benefit and that of others.

What are the groups about?

The groups, which normally consist of ten persons, regularly hold therapeutic and educative sessions. These sessions are primarily meant to offer support to those persons who are experiencing mental health difficulties. Persons, who have been through similar problems can share with each other their learning experiences. Such sharing helps in the recovery process of all the members of the group.

Members usually prefer a group discussion format as in this way they find more time to share with each other. Professionals such as family therapists, psychologists and nutritionists are normally invited to present certain topics of particular interest to the participants.

Persons who can benefit from these Groups

Everyone who is willing to share his/her experiences with others persons and who either had or are still experiencing mental health problems.

How to join these groups

Anyone who is interested to join these self help groups
can contact the Foundation for further information.

Malta Self Help Group

Meetings are held every first Wednesday of the month between 5.30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Richmond Foundation Head Office in St. Venera (near Carini Stores). For more information call 21224580 or e-mail

Gozo Self Help Group

Meetings are held every first Tuesday of the month between 5.30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the NGO Centre in Xewkija. For more information call 2210 6151 or e-mail

Contact Details

Richmond Foundation
424, St. Joseph’s High Street, St. Venera SVR 1013
Tel no: 2148 2336, 2144 0324

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