Richmond, under the auspices of
His Excellency George Vella President of Malta,
is pleased to be launching the first Youth Mental Health Barometer.
What does our youth’s mental health look like? What do they believe is a struggle, and what can we do to support them?
This seminar will seek to address these questions through a discussion of the results from research carried out in late 2021. We will start the day with an address from His Excellency, after which Richmond will be sharing highlights from the data collected. Leading academics and professionals in the field will then be sharing their thoughts on the results and proposing ways of how we can support our youngest in society.
|0900||Welcome by compere|
|0901||Context: Launch of the Fundraising Campaign||Stephania Dimech Sant, CEO, Richmond|
|0915||Speech||HE President Dr George Vella|
|0945||Through the looking glass; a focus on youth well-being||Prof Josianne Scerri|
|1005||The challenges experienced by youth||Ms Miriam Theuma|
|1030||Emotional health, resilience and help-seeking behaviour among Youths aged 16-18 years||Dr Natalie Kenely|
|1050||Panel Discussion and Questions|
|1130||Youth mental health services: looking ahead||Dr Nigel Camilleri|
|1155||A personal experience of youth mental health services||Ms Ella Micallef Darmenia|
|1215||Youth mental health and environment||Dr Rachael Scicluna|
|1235||Panel Discussion and Questions|
We will also be holding a panel discussion where you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the guest speakers present. A young person who has received mental health support will be sharing her thoughts on the data presented, as well as reflecting on her experience of receiving timely support.
Since 22nd April is Earth Day, we are pleased to have with us Dr Rachael Scicluna, a Maltese urban anthropologist, to share how we can help our youth connect to nature.
This seminar will be held between 0900hrs and 1300hrs at Verdala Palace. Since this is an in-person event, only a limited number of places will be available. Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement to attend this conference in person and all measures recommended by public health authorities will be in place. Registration is available here.
Richmond Foundation has been provided EU funds to carry out the research. This was done through the European Social Fund as part of the project ESF 02.147.