Mental Health Unit collaborations

1 Dec 2022 News

Ministry of Human Services​ & Social Security, and the GPHC Psychiatry Department

Collaborations with the Ministry of Human Services​ & Social Security, and the GPHC Psychiatry Department, provide monthly Psychiatric Clinics for the residents of the Night Shelter and the Hugo Chavez Rehabilitation Center.​

Guyana Prison Service

On 11th November 2022, a total of 39 inmates from the Georgetown, Lusignan and Timehri Prisons successfully graduated from mental health workshops in Stress & Anger Management.

Guyana Well-Being Project Columbia University U.S.A.

A national investigation conducted by Columbia University in New York, USA, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Guyana, and funded by the US National Institute of Mental Health that measures risks with respect to self-harm in individuals aged 15 and older who have either attempted or completed any aspect of self-harm.

PAHO/NSRF Self-Harm Surveillance Project 

A collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF) and School of Public Health, University College Cork, Ireland and the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, that saw to the training of medical personnel for surveillance of hospital presented self-harm in Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago and Suriname. ​Encompasses eight (8) hospitals, across regions 3, 4 & 6.

International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF) – Canada

Called the ‘Safeguarding the Human Dignity and Rights of Populations at Risk for Ill-Mental Health in Vulnerable Communities across Guyana’ project, this collaboration focuses on strengthening the availability and capacity of mental health services at both the community and school levels, to address high suicide rates among other areas.



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