President attends Fontana talks to raise awareness on mental health

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President attends Fontana talks to raise awareness on mental healthFontana Sports Fest comes to a close this evening with a BBQ starting at 7.30pm and final Sports Competition, followed by the presentation of prizes, the evening get

Organised by Kummissjoni Zghazagh Fontana, in collaboration with Fontana Parish and the Ministry for Gozo, with the chosen theme for this year – Lets Embrace Mental Health.

This morning talks to raise awareness on mental health were presented by experts from The Richmond Foundation, the Gozo Mental Health Association, and Dr Michael Galea, among others.

Present for the event, which started with a Mass at Fontana Parish Church was President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca and the Minister for Gozo, Dr Justyne Caruana.

The President said “I wholeheartedly congratulate Kummissjoni Zghazagh Fontana for the event aimed at raising awareness about mental health.”

She added that “we must continue to work together to eliminate the stigma of mental illness, and I encourage those who are affected to seek help early,”

The festival programme has included 4 days of games, a football competition and a wine festival among others. Unfortunately the planned car show and fun day for children had to be cancelled due to bad weather on the day.

Photographs: President Marie-Louise Coleiro facebook

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