Watch: New ecotherapy project gets go-ahead

Birdlife Malta

Birdlife Malta and the Richmond Foundation have announced their collaboration on a new programme to improve mental health and environmental understanding.

‘Blooming Minds’ project is the first of its kind in Malta and creates therapeutic ways for those with mental health problems to experience nature and improve their mental health.

The project will now commence thanks to the project winning third place at yesterday’s event at the Malta Social Impact Awards, held at the Xara Lodge in Rabat.

Birdlife Malta and the Richmond Foundation have been awarded a €17,000 grant which they say will allow them to, ‘develop an engaging and inclusive programme of outdoor sessions that will work to improve people’s mental health as well as foster an appreciation for the environment and the benefits of spending time in nature.’