Tag: Mental Health

Watch: One third of population has mental health issues – Dr...

Nearly a third of the population goes through mental health challenges, claimed psychiatrist Dr Anton Grech who considers this as a large number. Grech was being interviewed on Saturday by Prof. Andrew Azzopardi on 103 Malta’s Heart.

Many mental health care professionals unaware of support available to them

Despite the nature of their work, over a third of professionals providing mental healthcare services appear to be unaware of the mental health support structures that are available to them, a recently-published study has found.

Watch: How Covid-19 pandemic affects your mental health

Every day the media inform us of the new cases of coronavirus and the negative effects that the virus is having on the physical health of many.

Calls to mental health helpline rise with Covid-19 restrictions

After peaking at the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic – when restrictions were most stringent – and falling as these were loosened, the number of calls to mental health helpline 1770 rose again in August and September.

Watch: “Mental health issues complicated by Covid-19” – Richmond Foundation CEO

Richmond Foundation Malta is hosting a national conference on the 22nd and 23rd October on the impact of Covid-19 on the mental health of the nation.

1 in every 5 youths are at risk of depression –...

On Tuesday, the agency launched the campaign dubbed Trust yourself to talk. Anxiety is this you?. The initiative will be featured on social media platforms, traditional media and the street and will address the repercussions of anxiety, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ explained in a statement.

New mental health service for young Gozitans drastically reduces hospital admissions

A community-based mental health project for young Gozitans led by the Malta Trust Foundation has been so successful in its first year that only one of the 25 who sought its help had to be readmitted to hospital

Covid-19 increased demand for mental health services, but disrupted them worldwide

Nearly every country has seen its critical mental health services disrupted or halted as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, even though the pandemic itself has brought about an increase in the demand for such services, a World Health Organisation survey shows.

Watch: ‘Covid-19 added an additional barrier to those seeking mental health...

An interview with Dr Aloisia Camilleri and Johann Borg on the impact of coronavirus on people's mental health