Whether you're feeling lonely or just want to chat with someone, there are many organisations you can reach out to ...
Free Helpline for individuals struggling with mental health difficulties
It is evident that the current COVID pandemic is leaving an impact on our wellbeing. We would like to encourage individuals who are struggling or experiencing any mental health difficulties to call our helpline, 1770. This service is free, and our professionals will be able to offer emotional support as well as practical guidance. The helpline is available between Monday and Friday, from 8am to 8pm.
Online Therapy with fully qualified psychologists and psychotherapists
We are offering online therapy for those individuals who were already experiencing a mental health problem, or for those who have seen a decrease in their mental wellbeing due to the current circumstances. This service is offered by fully qualified psychologists and psychotherapists. We offer therapy at a full or subsidised price and we also offer free therapy. Income generated from the paid service funds the free service for those individuals who are vulnerable and not able to afford therapy at full price. We believe that everyone should be entitled to the right support, and we hope that through this initiative, people can help us reach all those who need help.
‘Hear to Help’ Mental Well-Being Support & Legal Aid Helpline
MENTAL WELL-BEING & LEGAL AID
If you require mental well-being support or have some concerns related to legal issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, call the 'Hear to Help' free helpline, which is open from 09:00 to 16:00 from Monday to Friday.
Kellimni.com is an online support service run by trained staff and volunteers for Maltese people or other people who are currently living in Malta who feel the need to open up about what they have been going through. Information and support are given through the Kellimni.com website information pages or in real-time through smart messaging and chat services. All of the services are 24/7, private, confidential, free and the service user can choose to remain anonymous.
The elderly are one of the most vulnerable people during the Covid-19 pandemic, not just because of the risks of infection, but also because of the impact of isolation on their mental health. Older people who may not have family will be left completely alone, with no social contact at all. Missio Malta and Newsbook.com.mt have partnered to combat this by introducing the Adopt a Grandparent scheme. We’re pairing the lovely elderly people living in the community and in care homes together with caring individuals who want to help combat loneliness.
Are you alone and looking for a friendly daily call?
Bronja is a service provided by Prisms Malta in collaboration with Yousafe. The service links together young people with the elderly by providing a phone call a day. Having a friend, supporting the elderly, helping out and offering help is needed at this time. Let your neighbours, family and friends know about this. If they are not online, give them a call. No one should be alone at this time!
Kellimni.com is an online support service run by trained staff and volunteers for Maltese people or other people who are currently living in Malta who feel the need to open up about what they have been going through. Information and support are given through the Kellimni.com website information pages or in real-time through smart messaging and chat services. All of their services are 24/7, private, confidential, free and the service user can choose to remain anonymous. Kellimni.com also offers an information section where there are numerous topics related to issues that people may be experiencing.
We provide services to blind and visually impaired persons in Malta. Due to the current situation, unfortunately, we are not making any house calls at the moment. However, we can still guide these persons on how they can be more independent, what gadgets they could use and where they can find these. We can also assist them in buying the gadgets.
Supporting Individuals affected by Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders Support Malta is a project aimed at supporting individuals affected by eating disorders on the Maltese Islands, whether they are sufferers themselves or know of anyone suffering from an eating disorder. The project maintains a website containing useful articles as well as resources aimed at assisting individuals affected by an eating disorder.
Online support for people affected by gender-based violence
Violet Support Online is an online emotional support service offered through free, one-to-one, real-time, confidential and anonymous interaction. The service is provided by professional staff, through chat and email, for people affected by gender-based violence. Chat support is available daily in English and Maltese on a 24-hour basis. It is also provided in Italian on Tuesdays, Serbian on Wednesdays and French on Thursdays, from 2 to 4 pm. E-mails are replied to within 48 hours.
Crisis Resolution Malta, Malta's only Crisis Team now celebrating its 10th anniversary, offers a free 24/7 support crisis line for people who are finding it hard to cope with daily psychological problems, isolation, quarantine, loneliness and economic hardship. In addition to this, in the uncertainty of the current situation, sufferers from anxiety and suicidal behaviour, among other mental health issues, are all at high risk & need support. We also offer online and onsite visits to intervene and resolve crises thanks to our multi-disciplinary team composed of experienced crisis professionals.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. There are no dues or fees for AA membership. Skype Online meetings are being held daily from 18:30 to 20:00 and can be accessed on this link – members from any AA group are invited to join us and newcomers are always welcome. To join, please contact Mark by email or whatsapp.
Gluecksfall offers a helpline for Gamblers, and their loved ones – for English and Maltese-speaking individuals. The aim is to support people to not develop gambling addictions considering the current stressful climate. They are currently operating from 11 am to 12 pm every Thursday and 9 am to 10 am every Friday.Message them through their Facebook Page or send an email to book an appointment.
The OASI Foundation was founded in 1991 with the aim to prevent widespread addiction and to offer professional assistance, both on community and residential bases to those who are victims of addiction, particularly drugs and alcohol. OASI also offers prevention services in the community for all ages and actively promotes living a healthy lifestyle through sports, exercise, culture and music. The OASI Foundation is asking whoever is feeling overwhelmed with emotions during this difficult time and would like to talk to someone, to contact OASI and someone will get back to them, so they can talk freely and be supported.
Online Therapy Sessions with a Warranted Psychologist, Psychotherapist or Counsellor
TherapyWorks Malta has moved their therapy sessions online and is carrying out sessions through Zoom! Sessions should take place in a private setting where both the therapist and client ensure that they will be protected from possible disturbances and that conversations are not overheard. Sessions are normally 50-60 minutes in duration and come at a cost of €45 with a warranted therapist, €40 with a therapist who is qualified but awaiting a warrant, and €20 with a trainee therapist.
Angele Licari is a psychotherapist with 35 years of experience and a Master's degree from London. English and Maltese speaking. She has worked in University counselling unit, drug rehab, prison & relationships. She is offering three hours free of online sessions weekly.
Subsidized Counselling Services for people who cannot afford full price
I am a warranted Counsellor, offering counselling services to individuals and couples. My main areas of specialisation are: Anxiety, Personal Development, Self-esteem, NegativeThoughts, Stress Management, On-the-job issues, Identity Issues, Depression, Addictions, Eating Disorders, Relationships and Sexuality. I am willing to offer subsidised counselling services for those that cannot afford to pay the full fee.
Focus on the personal experience of the client in the here and now. I have worked with clients suffering from eating disorders, drug addiction and trauma. During this time, our mental health should be a priority and I am willing to offer services via FaceTime/call to help relieve any anxiety or depression. I am also willing to offer free services for those individuals who really need the help.
Silvia Galea is a warranted and experienced counsellor and counselling supervisor. She has worked in various sectors including work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Some of the issues encountered in counselling are emotional regulation, self-harm, self-esteem issues, sibling rivalry, grief and bereavement, relationship issues, conflict resolution, dysfunctional family systems m, parenting issues, separation and loss. Silvia offers online counselling and supervision sessions.
My team and I are here to help individuals, businesses and teams, to build a stronger mindset. Whether you want guidance on stress and anxiety, or you wish to plan for a new and exciting future, I'd be happy to offer you a complimentary call to see how we can help.
Offering Family Therapy, Couples' Therapy, Individual Psychotherapy and Parent Coaching
The Family Hive Malta offers Family Therapy, Couples' Therapy, Individual Psychotherapy and Parent Coaching. Feel free to contact us on messenger or by email for more information or to set an appointment with us.
Online Parent Support by Child Developmental Specialist
I am offering online consultation services to parents who are struggling with the daily running of things at home. Any parent who feels that his/her children are starting to feel the impact of social distancing and home-schooling are encouraged to get in touch...I will be more than happy to assist with simple yet practical ideas to strike that much-needed balance.
Also, being a developmental child specialist, I am also happy to assist anyone who is parenting children with developmental disabilities - autism, learning difficulties, dyspraxia, developmental delay, amongst others.