Projects

Mental health education is at the centre of what we do. Apart from promoting mental health awareness to the public, we’re always digging deeper to better understand the reality on the ground. We embark on education and research projects that allow us to offer effective solutions and support.

Mental Well-being Center for Families with Young People ESF02.147

Richmond is setting up a Mental Well-being Centre for Families with Young People. The project will set up a Learning, Research and Resource Centre focusing on monitoring young people’s mental health, training professionals, parents and guardians on therapeutic interventions and producing educational and awareness resources for families and for young people.

Richmond applied for EU funding under the Operational Programme II – European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020 ‘Investing in Human Capital to Create More Opportunities and Promote the Well-being of Society’ in order to develop the educational material for the Centre. The project is part-financed by the European Union European Social Fund (ESF). Co-financing rate: 80% European Union; 20% Richmond Foundation Funds.

Below you will find the call for tenders for various services required, the schedule of bidders and the notice of awards.

Date of publication: 25th January 2021

Closing Date: 25th February 2021 09.30 hrs

Participation: To participate in the tenders write an email to euprojects@richmond.org.mt specifying the title and reference number of the tender. The tender document/s will be emailed from 25th January onward till the closing date.

Clarifications:

Educational Videos Production Tender Clarification published on 03.02.2021

Mental Health Expert tender Clarifications published on 11.02.2021 

Mental Health Expert tender Clarification 2 – extended deadline till 8th March 2021. Published on 15th Feb 2021

Schedule Of Bidders

Mental health expert to research and design courses and educational material
Ref: RFESFMWCP001

Website, social media platforms, brand design, graphic design and print tender
Ref: RFESFMWCP002

Educational videos production tender
Ref: RFESFMWCP003

Research Pilot Study and Capacity Building
Ref: RFESFMWCP004

Notice of Awards

Mental health expert to research and design courses and educational material
Ref: RFESFMWCP001

Website, social media platforms, brand design, graphic design and print tender
Ref: RFESFMWCP002

Educational videos production tender
Ref: RFESFMWCP003

Mental Health First Aid Youths ESF02.049

Mental health education forms a key part of what we do. Which is why we were concerned when the Health Literacy Survey Malta 2014 Report found that 45.7% of the Maltese population had difficulty or did not know where to find information on how to manage very common mental health problems, like stress and depression. We had to do something about this.

In order to address this, Richmond Foundation, in partnership with the Ministry for Education and Employment, were awarded funding under the Operational Programme II – European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020 – for a project entitled Mental Health First Aid Youths.

Through training, material and online resources the project sought to equip the following groups as Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAs): Educators to be able to help students, Managers and supervisors at work to help young employees, and Youth to be able to help and reach out to their teenage peers.

The project was part-financed by the European Union European Social Fund (ESF). Co-financing rate: 80% European Union; 20% Richmond Foundation Funds. Below you will find the call for tenders for various services required, the schedule of bidders and the notice of awards.

Healthy Minds for Healthy Business

Good mental health at the workplace is essential for employee wellbeing and personal development, employer-employee relationships, as well as the success of the business itself. We wanted to better understand the situation on the ground in Malta and Gozo through the research project Healthy Mind for Healthy Business ESF 3.193.

Our aim was to understand the policies and procedures that were in place in the workplace, the number of employees who needed attention and the types and magnitude of stressors. While the research presented a snapshot of the situation in Malta and Gozo, it was essential in helping us gain insight into what businesses needed in order for us to design effective mental health policies. Our findings helped us put together a manual of procedures for businesses to facilitate the development and implementation of such polices. The manual was distributed to companies in Malta.

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Impact Assessment of Mental Health on Employment for Policy Development (IAMHE)

The stresses within the work environment have an impact on mental health. We wanted to understand more about the situation in Malta and Gozo. This was possible when we were awarded funding under the Cohesion Policy 2007 – 2013 (OP II – ESF) Structural Funds for a project entitled Impact Assessment of Mental Health on Employment for Policy Development. This was a project carried out in partnership with the Employment Training Corporation (ETC), Malta Employers Association (MEA) and Compagnie de Sporen (Belgium).

The project sought to identify the main obstacles and labour market distortions which needed to be addressed to develop, improve or change policies and systems that contributed towards the access, integration, retention and progression in employment of disadvantaged groups, especially persons experiencing mental health difficulties. An Advisory Group for the research was set up for the duration of the research project. The group involved the project members from our partners ETC and MEA, Informa Consultants experts and other stakeholders in the field of employment and mental health. Our findings were presented during a National Conference held in January 2011.

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