Connie Magro

Connie Magro is Vice-President of the European Federation of Associations of Families of the Mentally Ill, www.eufami.org. A general and psychiatric nurse, she’s a founding member of the Mental Health Association of Malta. She’s the driving force for its anti-stigma campaign in Malta’s schools. At many conferences she’s given presentations about family caregivers of persons suffering from mental illness. She’s co-authored a book in Maltese about the personal experience of family caregivers of mentally ill persons, now available as an English language e-book, and to be followed by a self-help book for family caregivers. She was awarded the honour of Ġieħ ir-Repubblika by the President of Malta for her support of families of the mentally ill. With the St Jeanne Antide Foundation, she heads community services for vulnerable and poor families, including family consultations with family caregivers of mentally ill persons, support groups and outreach for community social workers.