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Voluntary Support

Many times persons approach us asking how they can help out persons with mental health illness on a practical level. You may offer voluntary support in the following ways:

Become a volunteer within the mental health context.

The work of volunteers is aimed at:

  • Providing patients and their families or carers with a closer link to the wider community therefore reducing stigma, isolation and discrimination
  • Bringing specific assistance to patients that will support them during recovery by helping them to develop new skills and contribute to increased self esteem and confidence
  • Allowing patients access to a valuable service component that can only be captured by the participation of and relationship with volunteers within an organization.

If you feel you have talents, or experience that you would like to share, by becoming a volunteer, you may discuss this with the Volunteer Co-ordinator. We are open to various roles such as handyman services, teaching and coaching. You may also be interested in the befriending role.

Become a Befriender.

The befriending role involves giving 1 to 2 hours of time per week with a befriendee (service-user) to develop a one to one social relationship and to enjoy a range of experiences and activities together, including:

  • a coffee and a chat
  • going out for a walk
  • a trip out on the bus
  • eating out
  • a cultural visit
  • company to attend an appointment
  • a trip to the gym
  • appreciating music/discussing books or the news

If you are interested in volunteering please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator.

Donate to Friends of MCH Society

Another way of helping out is by giving a donation to the Friends of Mount Carmel Hospital Society. To do so you may send correspondence to:

Address: Friends of MCH Society,
c/o Registry Section,
Mount Carmel Hospital
Notabile Road, Attard

Befriending Form

Befriending Poster

Befriending Volunteering Program​