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Richmond Foundation Founder and Chairman Steps Down After 30 Years

The founder and chairman of the Richmond Foundation, a mental health organization, is stepping down as chairman for the first time in almost 30 years.

Anthony Guillaumier founded the Richmond Foundation in May 1993 to address a gap in mental health support services in Malta at the time. Today, the Foundation is Malta’s leading NGO providing community services to people with mental health problems and their loved ones.

Richmond Foundation CEO Stephania Dimec Santo said, “Mr Guillaumet has been an important figure throughout Richmond’s existence and his resignation as chairman will mark the end of an era.

“He will leave one big shoe to fill. I have no doubt he will lose the unwavering sense of security he conveyed through the trust he gave us all in Richmond. That On the one hand, he instilled in us a foresight, a willingness to rise to challenges, and a willingness to put all our energy into realizing our dreams, especially when it means making a positive contribution to society. “

Inspired by a visit to the Richmond Fellowship in the UK (hence the foundation’s name), Guillaumier shared more information about how to support employees struggling with mental health issues and their relatives battling depression. I wanted to find But with a peculiar determination, he enlisted the help of Malta’s Ministry of Health to launch the Richmond Foundation – and the rest is history.

The Richmond Foundation is a member of the Global Alliance of European Mental Illness Advocacy Networks (GAMIAN-Europe), the European Anti-Poverty Network, the Malta Federation of NGOs and the Malta Health Network, and was one of the first to voluntarily join. ISO certified. Through a formidable team of over 120 highly trained and motivated professionals and a large number of volunteers, the Foundation continues to provide its users with high standards of quality care.

Guillaumier’s nearly 30-year tenure as Chair has included many milestones, particularly in the areas of mental health awareness and a range of mental health-related support services in Malta. “The Richmond Foundation has been a catalyst for change in the Maltese people’s perception of mental health. It’s different,” he says.

“I am now stepping down as chair and passing the baton to young blood who will focus my energies on my family’s medical issues and bring fresh ideas and energy to the organization. We are proud to have been a catalyst for major social change that has impacted the lives of , institutions, governments and even private companies. I feel I have made a difference and have founded a center that works tirelessly to promote dedication, training and good mental health practice. increase.

For more information about the Richmond Foundation, please visit www.richmondfoundation.com. www.richmond.org.mt.



https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2022-08-01/local-news/Richmond-Foundation-founder-and-chair-steps-down-after-30-years-6736244910 Richmond Foundation Founder and Chairman Steps Down After 30 Years

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