The Malta Independent 16 July 2019, Tuesday

University of Malta as a certified Mental Health First Aid skilled workplace

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 10:12 Last update: about 13 months ago

During these past four years, the University of Malta's Office for Human Resources Management & Development has been striving to develop a learning culture among UM's employees by offering a wide variety of training courses in several fields. The overall objective is to improve and develop the competence skills of the employees.

As part of its training portfolio, the university has been offering training courses in Mental Health First Aid since 2016, when this course was first launched through the training expertise of the Richmond Foundation.


The University of Malta has recently been awarded the silver certification by the Richmond Foundation in recognition of the commitment to offer training in Mental Health First Aid to staff members. This forms part of the Certified Mental Health First Aid Skilled Workplace Recognition Campaign launched by the Richmond Foundation.

This certification aims to encourage all types of organisations to promote mental health awareness at the workplace. Dimech Sant, CEO of Richmond Foundation, presented the certificate to Professor Carmen Sammut, pro-rector for Staff and Student Welfare.

The university thanked Richmond Foundation and its excellent team of trainers who have delivered eight training sessions since 2016. Over 100 employees at the university have so far been trained in Mental Health First Aid. 
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