Health Minds Talk

Job effectiveness can be adversely affected when employees are faced with mental or emotional problems, family responsibilities, financial or legal difficulties, or dependent (child/elder) care needs. Talking with qualified mental health practitioners can aid employees with learning techniques to manage patterns of excessive stress, anxiety, depression, self-criticism, and other thoughts and emotions. This can in turn restore good work performance and productivity levels.

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Individual Support

All employees of partnered organisations can receive professional emotional and psychological support from qualified mental health practitioners in the therapeutic facility of Richmond Foundation. Healthy Minds Talk has a pool of clinical psychologists, counselling psychologists, psychotherapists, family therapists and also counsellors. We pair each employee with the professional that mostly suits their needs. Employees can talk about anything ranging from stress related to work to issues in one’s personal life.

If you are an employee of a partnered organisation, you can start benefiting from Healthy Minds Talk by calling on +356 2144 5551 or sending an email to sosp@richmond.org.mt to book your first session with one of our professionals. You don’t need to get permission from your employer to get in touch. This is completely confidential and free of charge to the employee. If you are unsure of whether the organisation you work in has an agreement with us or not, contact us to check

Confidentiality

Confidentiality is the corner stone of Healthy Minds Talk. Employees at no point are instructed to inform Management or HR personnel of their activity with Healthy Minds Talk. We observe strict confidentiality on client identity and any information that is shared within the assessment, referral, and follow-up sessions. In order for any information, written or verbal, to be released to others, the employees must agree to the release of that information and sign a written consent form.

Reporting

Exclusive access to reports on an online portal is given to Management or HR personnel of organisations as soon as the agreement between the organisation and Richmond Foundation is finalised. Reports identify the number of persons who have made use of Healthy Minds Talk by role in the organisation, gender and age. Such data is provided only when disclosure does not break anonymity. Information regarding organisational and interface issues which would be beneficial for the organisation to know of are also outlined upon safeguarding confidentiality.

Group Support

Group counselling sessions in the case of trauma at the workplace (such as loss of a colleague, work-related incidents, sudden changes in the company etc.) or team dynamics, is also provided. Usually one to two sessions are required. Group counselling is initiated by Management.

Legal Support

The aim of this support is to help employees to get appropriate legal help from a lawyer. It covers the following:

  • Issues related to human rights
  • Discrimination issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Immigration
  • Rights of EU nationals
  • Citizenship
  • Information related to the access of public legal aid
  • Domestic violence

The lawyer assesses what the client needs and then the required actions will be proposed. It is important to note that the professionals cannot represent the employee in court but they just give legal advice.

Methods of Referral

If you are an employee of a partnered organisation, you can start benefiting from Healthy Minds Talk by calling on +356 2144 5551 or sending an email to healthymindswork@richmond.org.mt to book your first session with one of our professionals. You don’t need to get permission from your employer to get in touch. This is completely confidential and free of charge to the employee.

If you are unsure of whether the organisation you work in has an agreement with us or not, contact us to check. If you are an employer and would like to meet with the team of Healthy Minds Work, discuss what we offer and set an agreement with us, kindly also contact us on the aforementioned details.