Tag: Mental Health Unit

Focusing on your mental health in a pandemic

Focusing on your mental health in a pandemic

Delicia Haynes Delicia Haynes- April 29, 2020

−Tips to coping DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Mental Health Director at the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Util ... Read More

COVID-19 and your mental health

COVID-19 and your mental health

Delicia Haynes Delicia Haynes- April 3, 2020

−What you can do to keep your mental health intact during this period −Mental Health Unit Director advises DPI, Guyana, ... Read More

Local church engages in mental health discussion

Local church engages in mental health discussion

Delicia Haynes Delicia Haynes- December 2, 2019

− recognises mental illness is a real issue DPI, Guyana, Monday, December 2, 2019 The Ministry of Public Health’s Mental ... Read More

Proactively addressing mental health

Proactively addressing mental health

Delicia Haynes Delicia Haynes- October 14, 2019

─ over 300 medical, other professionals trained ─ additional 30 headteachers trained to identify, refer mental health cases ─ Mental ... Read More

Taking steps to ensure better mental health

Taking steps to ensure better mental health

Delicia Haynes Delicia Haynes- October 10, 2019

─ Guyana focusing on identifying, treating dementia as mental illness ─ As WHO regards dementia as a public health priority ... Read More

Suicide affects everybody; suicide is not an option

Suicide affects everybody; suicide is not an option

Delicia Haynes Delicia Haynes- September 9, 2019

─ Mental Health Unit’s focus for 2019 World Suicide Prevention Day ─ Georgetown, Reg. 5 to host awareness activities  DPI, ... Read More

Community-based mental health services more effective -Snr Psychologist

Community-based mental health services more effective -Snr Psychologist

Staff Writer Staff Writer- June 5, 2018

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Bringing mental health services to patients within their communities is cheaper and more effective ... Read More

Region three students sensitized on harmful effects of substance abuse

Region three students sensitized on harmful effects of substance abuse

Staff Writer Staff Writer- May 31, 2018

(May 31, 2018)- The Department of Education- Region three (Essequibo Island- West Demerara) Guidance and Counselling Department in collaboration with ... Read More

Substance misuse prevention programme targets youths

Substance misuse prevention programme targets youths

Staff Writer Staff Writer- May 29, 2018

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, May 29, 2018 The Mental Health Unit (MHU) will launch a substance prevention programme, aimed at reducing ... Read More

Guysuco’s medical personnel, social workers complete mental health training

Guysuco’s medical personnel, social workers complete mental health training

Staff Writer Staff Writer- January 13, 2018

DPI, GUYANA Friday January 12, 2018 A team of medical personnel and social workers from the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) ... Read More

COVID-19 Alert!

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. We urge citizens to practice good hygiene and social or physical distancing also adhere to the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health, Guyana.