Maltese Association of Psychiatric Nurses (MAPN)

Past Events

Interventions in Mental Health – 8th & 9th November 2018

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Annette Robbins – CBT as a nursing Intervention

Caroline Attard -Mental State Examination and Risk Assessment

Darren Lloyd – Early Intervention in Psychosis

Dr. Anthony Zahra – The role of medication

Dr. Paulanne Grech – Hearing Voices Approach

Pierre Galea – Medication Management

Rose Warne – Psych-social Interventions

Amy Bonnici – Art Based Interventions

Martin Ward – Patient Centred Care

Dr John Cachia – Commisioner for Mental Health

‘Stocktaking’ in Local Mental Health Research 2nd & 3rd May 2016

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On Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd May 2016, The Maltese Association of Psychiatric Nurses (MAPN) organised a conference at the Dolmen Hotel in which the latest local research performed in Malta in the field of Mental Health was presented.

The explicit aims of the conference was to stimulate Maltese researchers to present their studies in a national conference and encourage the growth of Mental Health research in Malta.

Click on the below links to download the PDF format of the presentations:

Anthony Scerri – ‘Stocktaking’ in dementia research in Malta

Alexei Sammut – The attitudes of Maltese Nurses towards mental health service users

Chantelle Magri – The routine use of anticholnergics and depot antipsychotics

Chantelle Magri – The routine use of anticholnergics and depot antipsychotics Cheryl Brace – Exploring the occupational performance issues that clients with bipolar disorder encounter in relation to employment

Damian Gouder – From student to practitioner – a grounded theory exploration of transition to practice of newly qualified mental health nurses

Damian Spiteri – The Caritas Thursday club experience

Dr. John Cachia – On the Rights of Persons with Mental Disorders

Ian Baldacchino – Evaluation of referral tickets for acute psychiatric admissions

Isaura Camilleri – The lived experiences of caregivers of persons with depression An interpretative phenomenological analysis

Maria Daniela Farrugia – Ethical Issues Related to Occupational Injustice Against Adults who experience MH difficulties

Pauline Zammit – The effect of physical activity – the perception of university students

Pierre Galea – Community MH and Community Psychiatric Nursing

Prof. Patrick Callaghan – A vision for mental health nursing in the 21st Century

Roberto Galea – A qualitative study of how legal guardians experience DSH among adoloscents

Sarah Ebejer – Fear Reduction- Prolonged Exposure therapy vs psychodynamic therapy in PTSD

Stephen Demicoli – Training Needs of European Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses to comply with Turku Decleration

MAPN Annual General Meeting – 12th May 2015

On the 9th launching anniversary of the MAPN, paying members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be held at the Training Centre of Mont Carmel Hospital on Tuesday 12th May 2015 at 1.00pm.

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 8th May 2015.

AGM 2015

Horatio European Festival of Psychiatric Nursing

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The MAPN board would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the organisation of the 3rd European Festival of Psychiatric Nurses. The event was a great success and the general feedback is very positive. We look forward to see many of you for future events organised by the MAPN.

A Photo-gallery and Key-Note presentations will soon be uploaded on the website

‘Knocking out': Violence and Aggression in the Health Sector

Thursday 1st November, 2012

Mr. Kevin Sammut: Conflict management – How to deal with volatile patients
Dr. .Helen Grech: Communication skills in health care professionals
Mr. Roland Van de Sande (NL): Monitoring patients in crisis – Lessons learnt from symptom analysis of acutely admitted patients
Dr. Roger Almvik (NOR) : The Broset Violence Checklist
Mr. Paul Calleja: Safety at the A&E Department – Current situation and the way forward
Ms. Julie Stevenson: Management of Violence and Aggression – A practical session


Friday 2nd November, 2012

Dr.ChrisCilia: The legal aspects of Violence and Aggression in the Health Sector
Ms. Marcia Gafà: Discussing the management of aggression
Ms. Tiziana Portelli: Control and restraint in acute psychiatric settings
Mr. Joseph Galea: Aggression and Violence in mental health from a night shift perspective
Dr. Frans Fluttert (NL): Risk management, from black box to brain box by means of early
Mr. Damian Gouder: The use of seclusion in the management of violence in psychiatric

Elderly Mental Health

Mr. Christian Borg Xuereb: Living in a State Residential Home: A phenomenological exploration.

Ms. Jane Schembri, Mr. Neville Schembri, Ms. Miriama Eyre:  Improving communication and the quality of life of people with Dementia within the special unit at Villa Messina.

Dr. Assumpta Ryan: Dementia: the experience of family caregivers. (Not Available)

Ms. Antonia Attard: Dementia Care Training: For Care homes and Care in the acute hospital.

Ms. Theresa Saliba : Attitudes of health care professionals concerning the spirituality of patients suffering from dementia.

Ms.Charmaine Attard: Preserving the dignity of elderly in care suffering from dementia. (Not Available)

Dr. John Mifsud: Suicide in the Elderly.

Dr. Jean Pierre Giorgio: Learning Disability in the Elderly.

Ms. Mary Vella: Challenging behaviour in the elderly.

Mr. Brendan McCormack: Enabling human flourishing in mental health services for older people: the challenge of personhood. (Not Available)

Ms. Maria Navarro: Communication with the elderly. (Not Available)

Dr. Charles Scerri: Dementia in Malta: Current and Future Trends.