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The Di Liegro Foundation


Throughout his life, Fr. Luigi Di Liegro never ceased to care for the poor, the vulnerable, and the excluded to restore their dignity. After his passing, we decided to create the International Foundation Don Luigi di Liegro- ETS bearing his name so that his example and his works continue to be a source of inspiration and change for us.

Our vision is a world in which everyone enjoys
the right to psychosocial well-being,
participating as active and responsible subjects
in an aware, cohesive, and supportive community,
inspired by the example of Don Luigi Di Liegro.

Mental health

Our long experience and direct involvement with social issues and problems has made us increasingly understand how mental health problems have a profound impact on the life of every single individual, especially on that of the most vulnerable people and also on society as a whole.

By mental health, in line with the World Health Organization, we mean "a state of well-being in which a person can fulfill himself, overcome the tensions of daily life, carry out productive work and contribute to the life of his community"

The paradigm in which our interventions are placed is that of recovery. From the perspective of the individual with mental illness, recovery means finding and maintaining hope, understanding one's abilities and disabilities, engaging in active living, recovering personal autonomy, social identity, meaning and purpose in one's life, and an image of positive self. Recovery is not synonymous with clinical healing (cures). It refers both to the internal condition experienced by the people who describe themselves in their recovery journey - hope, recovery, empowerment and recovery of relationships - and to the external factors that facilitate recovery - respect for human rights, positive culture of recovery and services focused on recovery.

The mission

The father Luigi Di Liegro Ets International Foundation aims to keep the memory and thoughts of Don Luigi alive through a work of raising public awareness, with the aim of promoting a culture of solidarity, civic participation and of the service aimed at the weakest social categories.

The actions undertaken seek the active collaboration of public administrations operating in the field of solidarity and social policies and volunteering to create a support network for people facing mental health problems and their families .
In 2022 the Di Liegro Foundation undertook a strategic review process which with the support of Mapping Change . Through the approach and methodology of the "Theory of Change" it has redefined its vision, its mission and has structured a three-year strategic planning for 2023-2025.

The new mission includes 5 areas of intervention:


Promote awareness and culture on mental health and psycho-social well-being to combat stigma and prejudice.
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Promote youth mental health and strengthen emotional and social competence in adolescence.
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Encourage the active participation of adults with mental distress in community life.
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Strengthen interactions and mental health skills of sector workers, families and volunteers.
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Recognize and enhance the person's resources, listen to families and direct them to the most appropriate territorial resources.
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The following main values emerged from the strategic review work that the foundation carried out in 2022 with the Mapping Change report.

valori della fondazione di liegro
Listening, guidance and information for
Mental Health Problems.
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