Healthy Minds Learn

Richmond Foundation is a licensed Training Institution with the National Commission for Further and Higher Education.  Raising awareness about mental health amongst the public is one of the main aims of Richmond Foundation. In Healthy Minds Learn, we go a step further and deliver training.

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It is generally known that those who have a thorough understanding of the challenges they are facing as well as knowledge of personal coping ability, internal and external resources, and their own areas of strength are often better able to address difficulties, feel more in control of their lives, and have a greater internal capacity to work towards better health.

Training Sessions

Through Healthy Minds Learn, different groups of employees within the organisation are trained about different topics, varying according to need.

Occupational Mental Health Training:

  • Empathic Manager
  • Trauma at Work
  • Mental Well-being course (also for supporting Students’ Well-being)
  • Work-Life Balance (also for Leaders)
  • Practical Stress Management
  • The Working Mother
  • Dealing with Depression at the workplace (also an Anxiety variation)
  • Adjusting to Work Post-Maternity
  • Bullying at Work
  • Working with Different Cultures

Emotional Health & Well-being Awareness:

  • Inside Out Workshop
  • Building Emotional Resilience
  • Technology and Well-being
  • Benefits of sleep
  • Practical Relaxation Session
  • Self-Care/Take a Break Poster online campaign

Tailor-Made Training and Coaching

Training sessions on other topics can be created and made available to the organisations whose needs do not fit into the already existing portfolio. Individual and/or group coaching is also offered to the employees in need.

Mental Health First Aid (tailored for the working environment)

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help offered to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional help is received or until the crisis resolves.

In 2015, Richmond Foundation was licensed as the only Mental Health First Aid provider for Malta. Since then, thousands of individuals from the public became Mental Health First Aiders. Eventually, the team of Healthy Minds Work decided to tailor the course for the working environment.

MHFA tailored for the working environment is aimed to train Managers, HR personnel and team leaders to recognise when an employee is experiencing a mental health problem or is in a mental health crisis and use the acquired knowledge to help this person.

The MHFA course consists of 12 contact learning hours which are delivered through 4 sessions of 3 hours each. It outlines the following:

  • Mental health problems in Malta
  • Mental Health First Aid Action Plan
  • Depression
  • Anxiety problems
  • Psychosis
  • Substance use problems
  • Mental health crises
    • Suicide
    • Panic Attack
    • Trauma
    • Severe Psychotic Episode
    • Severe Effects of Substances
    • Aggressive Behaviour

Certified Mental Health First Aid Skilled Workplace

This certification aims to encourage all types of organisations to promote mental health awareness at the workplace by offering the MHFA course to a significant number of employees and therefore increasing the number of trained Mental Health First Aiders at the workplace.

Bronze, Silver, Gold, are used to acknowledge and show the percentage of the employees trained in a company. Gold represents the highest percentage, Silver the second highest and Bronze represents the minimum percentage to obtain the certification. The table below illustrates the percentages according to the size (small, medium, large) of the company.

Further Details and Registration

For further details about the Mental Health First Courses and to register:

Short Online Courses

The following list of short online courses is available for the employees of partnered organisations to view against a small donation to Richmond Foundation.

Awareness Sessions and Campaigns

When the agreement between an organisation and Richmond Foundation gets finalised, Healthy Minds Learn can assist the organisation with promoting Healthy Minds Work amongst all employees by:

  • Delivering 1-hour awareness sessions on Stress and Mental Well-Being.
  • Sharing a unique poster every month to remind all employees that they are entitled to Healthy Minds Talk.
  • Provide the organisation with leaflets and other material which may be used in relevant activities held by the organisation (such as Health Week, Mental Health Day etc.)