About Richmond

We offer all-round support to anyone experiencing mental health problems and the people who live and work with them. We’re determined to stamp out stigma through education and the promotion of mental wellbeing. Our goal is to ensure that those living with mental health problems live fulfilling lives in a community that accepts and understands them.

Our Story

The Foundation was founded by Anthony Guillaumier who, in the 1980s, started becoming aware of the lack of community support for people with mental heath problems. Back then Mr Guillaumier, a businessman, noticed that some of his employees struggled with mental health issues but had no one to turn to. Meanwhile, a close relative of his battled with depression and the stigma surrounding the condition.

It was round about that time that he came across an advert of the UK-based Richmond Fellowship, a voluntary sector provider of mental health services, while on a business flight to London. He reached out to the fellowship and the rest is history.

Backed by the Maltese government that recognised the gap in services, the Foundation was set up on May 13 1993. Today the Foundation, a registered non-governmental and non-profit making organisation (VO/0017), has established itself as Malta’s leading NGO in the provision of community services for people with mental health problems. It is at the forefront of the promotion of good mental health and the prevention of mental illness amongst the public.

Every year hundreds of people with mental health problems and their loved ones make use of our services. This is possible thanks to the dedication and passion of our team, as well as the invaluable contribution of our volunteers and sponsors.

Richmond Foundation is a member of the Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks–Europe (GAMIAN-Europe), the European Anti-Poverty Network, the Malta Federations of NGOs and the Malta Health Network.

Board of Trustees

Chairperson Mr. Anthony E. Guillaumier

Vice Chairperson Dr. Ivan Mifsud

Hon. Secretary Mr. Richard Borg

Hon. Treasurer Mr. Daniel Borg

Members Dr. Anna Borg, Fr. Joe Borg, Ms Sina Bugeja, Mr. Claudio Farrugia, Prof. Josianne Scerri

Chief Executive Officer Ms Stephania Dimech Sant

Legal Advisor/Board Secretary Dr. Natalino Caruana DeBrincat

Mission Statement

“Richmond Foundation endeavours to provide optimal community mental health services that promote mental wellbeing, address the prevention of mental health problems and provide support for good quality of life.”

Our Values

Richmond’s core values are the fundamental beliefs we operate by. The following guiding principles dictate our behaviour and help us be on the right path and fulfilling our goals by creating an unwavering guide.

Richmond seeks to do more than providing a quick fix for an individual situation. We strive to fix larger systemic problems and empower our beneficiaries to live a better life.

Richmond has strong moral principles.  Our therapeutic work, government funding and public donations are handled in a way that is honest, transparent and ethical.

Our team has the skills and commitment to accomplish the organisation’s mission. Richmond is Malta’s leading NGO in the sector of mental health.