Go­ing ca­sual for char­ity – BOV em­ploy­ees sup­ports ‘Dar Kenn għal Saħħtek’

Malta Independent - - BUSINESS & FINANCE -

BOV em­ploy­ees re­cently swapped their smartly pressed uni­forms and suits to more ca­sual wear with each mak­ing a small dona­tion to as­sist ‘Dar Kenn għal Saħħtek’, the res­i­den­tial fa­cil­ity that pro­vides holis­tic treat­ment for pa­tients with eat­ing disor­ders and weight be­havioural prob­lems.

“‘Dress down days’ are our col­leagues’ way of giving back some­thing to help char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tions,” said Charles Az­zopardi, Head PR and Mar­ket­ing at Bank of Val­letta. “We are proud to be here to present this cheque that is the sum of the small do­na­tions given by each staff mem­ber who par­tic­i­pated in this initiative. In line with its Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity prin­ci­ples, Bank of Val­letta reg­u­larly or­gan­ises these dress down days to raise funds.”

Dr An­ton Grech thanked BOV for its initiative and sup­port for Dar Kenn għal Saħħtek. Since the Cen­tre was opened, hun­dreds of pa­tients have used the ser­vices of­fered. The over­all ob­jec­tive of the pro­gramme of in­ten­sive re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion is to be­gin or con­tinue a course of treat­ment aimed at in­ter­rupt­ing the growth and main­te­nance fac­tors of the disor­der. An im­por­tant fea­ture of this ap­proach is the high struc­tur­ing of treat­ment that al­lows a cor­rect eval­u­a­tion of the re­sults and the pos­si­bil­ity of di­rect­ing ther­a­peu­tic in­ter­ven­tion to the spe­cific needs of the pa­tient and his/her fam­ily.

The ther­a­peu­tic pro­gramme in­volves col­lab­o­ra­tion among mul­ti­ple pro­fes­sions who ad­dress the var­i­ous as­pects of the prob­lem by co­op­er­at­ing. The pro­gramme fea­tures highly spe­cial­ized care and is di­vided into dif­fer­ent stages of care from both a psy­cho­log­i­cal and nu­tri­tional as­pect.

Dr Grech also men­tioned the chil­dren’s’ ed­u­ca­tional sum­mer pro­gramme which was held for the first time this year in sum­mer. The Foun­da­tion is look­ing for­ward to en­gage in fur­ther spe­cial­ized pro­grammes to­gether with con­tin­u­ous re­search in the field of eat­ing disor­ders.

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