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Finalised Programme – 4th HORATIO European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing

We are pleased to announce that the finalised programme of the 4th HORATIO European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing (Thursday 11th – Sunday 14th May 2017) is available for download

Download – Finalised Programme 4th HORATIO Festival 2017front Page Programme

Maltese Delegates can register for the HORATIO Festival by clicking here to download registration form

Further info please e-mail:

(Please note that programme is subject to last minute changes).

Activities related to the 4th HORATIO European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing

The 4th Horatio European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing is not only a scientific event with over 100 papers to be presented during the 4 day event. The festival offers a full array of cultural and fun activities including:

Art exhibition  – Four artists will be displaying their work throughout the 4 day event. Exhibits include paintings, photographs and statutes.

Free Music Night – On Friday 12th May a free music night with Gianni’s Band – RUG will entertain the delegates at Fat Harry’s Pub (Bugibba) for a night which will surely be remembered.

Silent Auction –   As in the past the Festival will have a silent auction. For those of you not familiar with this concept it works like this:-

  • Delegates donate items of interest (these can be books, clothing, photographs, art works, memorabilia etc.) which they hand to Festival organisers at registration
  • The items are all placed in a room and on display throughout the whole of the event
  • In front of each item there will be a bidding form
  • To bid for an item, delegates write their name and the amount they wish to bid on the form
  • On Sunday 14th May, the final and highest bid, will be the person who wins the item
  • All proceeds from the silent auction will go to a charity organisation of MAPNs’ choice

So, bring something along to the event, small or large it doesn’t matter! In the past we have had everything from expensive pens, psychiatric nursing textbooks, jewellery and organisational branded items.

If you require further information about any of the mentioned events please contact the organising team of the Festival on or

Gianni PosterPoster Art Exhibition Horatio


MAPN Annual General Meeting

On the occasion of the launching of the Standards for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses (see below post), paying members of the MAPN are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be held at tAGM Picturehe Training Centre of Mount Carmel Hospital on Wednesday 12th April 2017 at 1.30pm soon after the official launching of the Standards.
As per statute, during the AGM, paying members can propose amendments in the statute and topics/issues to be included in the AGM agenda:
“New proposals are to be sent to the secretary 1 week before the Annual General Conference duly proposed and seconded” (Section 12. Page 5).
MAPN members are encouraged to participate in the AGM as very important issues regarding future projects will be discussed. Those attending are encouraged to inform the council by sending an e-mail on by not later than Friday 10th April 2017.

Launching of the Maltese Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Standards

The Maltese Association of Psychiatric Nurses (MAPN) has always been committed in the advancement of the nursing profession in mental health in Malta.  Since its inception 10 years ago, it set to improvestandards document pic and recognize the roles and standards of psychiatric mental health nurses and aimed to empower, educate and strengthen the role of the nurse in mental health.
In this regard, the association worked hard in compiling a document which presents and describes, in a tangible, clear-cut and candid way, what the roles and standards of psychiatric mental health nurses in Malta are, whilst offering a depiction of how the roles and standards of psychiatric mental health nurses in the 21th century should be.
This document will appeal to any nurse, with any qualification or position, who is working or is interested in mental health, and is committed in providing optimum nursing care to people suffering from mental illness or mental health problems.
To celebrate the launching of this document, we would like to invite you to the official launch, which will happen  on Wednesday 12th April 2017, 12pm at Mount Carmel Hospital Training Center.
A small reception will be held after the launching of the standards. We would greatly appreciate if you RSVP by not later than Monday 10th April by sending an e-mail on