SOS Malta, with the support of The Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation, has launched a new initiative offering free psychological support for journalists through kellimni.com.
Seven psychologists have been vetted and trained by media experts specifically on the kind of support that journalists would require. There is no charge for the service.
Journalists are able to contact psychologists via kellimni.com, anonymously if they wish, to receive the support they require for their mental health. Group sessions can also be made available for newsrooms for general psychological support. This service is also available to newsrooms at no cost.
The idea for this project was born from a seminar that The Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation hosted with Repubblika, on free speech and the protection of journalists, which was organised with the support of the US Embassy in Malta.