Weight Management Programme

Do you have a BMI greater than 25kg/m2 and want to lose weight? We can assist you through our weight management programme ‘Piż Tajjeb Tul Ħajtek’. This programme is delivered by a team of nutritionists and physical activity instructors, in various localities around Malta. Every week, a two-hour interactive session on nutrition is delivered, followed by an hour-long session of physical activity. In these sessions, we provide knowledge and skills related to healthy eating, the Mediterranean diet and portion sizes. We will help you choose healthier food products by learning how to read and understand food labels. Through this increased knowledge, we can help you lose weight, improve your lifestyle, and maintain a healthy weight for life. This service is now also available online and can be followed from the comfort of your own home. Who is eligible to apply? Applicants must be over 18 years of age, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 25. Applications ‘Healthy Weight for Life’ are available on our website www.healthpromotion.gov.mt. Alternatively, you may call our offices on 2326 6000 and leave your details with us.

Smoking Cessation Services

Now that you are taking this big step, we are ready to help you make your quitting attempt successful. Our smoking cessation services are delivered by professionally trained staff who provide one-to-one counselling or group therapy. They can help you prepare your ‘Quit Plan’ and provide support throughout your journey. This service is available by appointment and is currently delivered at Floriana, Mosta and Paola Health Centres and Gozo Online. Phone the Quitline 8007 3333 for an appointment. You can also download the form ‘Quit Smoking’ from our website www.healthpromotion.gov.mt

Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

The working Maltese population spend long hours at their workplace. This has direct influence on their physical, mental, economic, and social wellbeing. Thus, addressing workplace health is a priority.

We provide guidelines for employers on improving employee health in the workplace. We also carry out assessments such as BMI, blood glucose testing and blood pressure measurements. Group sessions on smoking cessation are also available on request. Call our offices on 2326 6000/6144 for further information.

Ħu Kontroll - A Self-Management Programme for Individuals with Chronic Conditions

Having a long-term health condition can be overwhelming. By learning self-management skills such as relaxation techniques and action planning, you are more likely to manage such difficulties and feel in control over your life.

‘Ħu Kontroll’ is a six-week (one session per week) self-management programme for people living with chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes, heart problems, arthritis, chronic pain, and others. These sessions will help you increase confidence in managing your health and gaining control back in your life. You can apply for this programme by either downloading the form ‘Self-Management’ on www.healthpromotion.gov.mt or by calling our offices on 2326 6000. This service is also available online and can be followed from the comfort of your own home.

Professional Advice on Sexual Health

HPDPMalta provides free professional and confidential advice on sexual health. We have a dedicated website www.sexualhealth.gov.mt with the latest information on maintaining good sexual health, HIV, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including testing and services available in Malta.

We work in close collaboration with the Genitourinary (GU) Clinic at MDH who deal with the diagnosis and treatment of STIs, counselling and testing for HIV and other genital conditions not necessarily sexually acquired. Every person that registers with the GU Clinic will be provided with a unique GU code number which will be used to register tests and results. This will ensure anonymity throughout the whole process. Unlike other clinics, patients do not require a doctor’s referral ticket, but can phone directly for an appointment on 2545 7491 or email on guclinic@gov.mt

Mental Wellbeing and Resilience Programme

Have you ever wondered why some people can pick themselves up and continue with their life successfully after bad patches related to health, relationships, or financial issues? This ability to cope is resilience, a skill and quality that can be learned.

The Resilience Building Programme is being offered in groups to help you learn how to increase your ability to cope with life’s ups and downs and strengthen your resilience. These sessions may be offered online or in person. Please visit our website www.healthpromotion.gov.mt for further information. You can call us on 2326 6000 or send us an email on healthpromotion.hpdp@gov.mt

Skip to content