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Peter J Isola Foundation donates £10,000 towards mental health initiatives

The PJI Foundation is supporting four mental health charities with a £10,000 split between Clubhouse Gibraltar, GibSams, the Mental Welfare Society and the Happiness Foundation.

This began with the ‘PJI 365 Initiative’ where Darren Grech and Anna Baglietto swam a minimum of 1km every day of 2021, tallying in excess of 700km.

“Clubhouse offers an environment for people with mental health problems which provides respect hope, dignity, and opportunities to help people reach their full potential,” the PJI Foundation said.

It added that GibSams provides a confidential helpline/chat service which offers a listening service to anyone experiencing distress, despair, or suicidal feelings, and The Happiness Foundation is a dynamic solutions-focused charity that boosts mental wellness.

PJI Foundation described how the Gibraltar Mental Welfare Society established in 1975 is a pressure group that has been advocating for change in provisions and the way in which mental health services are offered and provided.
“I am delighted that the Peter J Isola Foundation has donated £10,000 towards extremely worthy mental health initiatives,” Mr Grech said.

“I am personally very happy that this money will now be put to excellent use by the various charities who work so very hard for our community and who continue to provide assistance to individuals and groups who live with mental health conditions. It is an honour and a privilege for Anna Baglietto and myself to be a part of this charitable endeavour.”

Genevieve Bossino-Soussi, Trustee of the PJI Foundation added: “We are very pleased to be able to continue supporting mental health initiatives within our local community. These charities are working tirelessly for our community and continue to offer invaluable support to services users and the Mental Health Service.”

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