Thursday, February 27, 2020

Mental Wellness Centre Gets Tools, Furniture For Group Therapy Room

The National Mental Wellness Centre is expected to enhance its existing clinical support services, following the recent official handover ceremony of tools and furniture for a group therapy room, the Ministry of Health has announced.

The Body Holiday Saint Lucia financed the furniture, tools and equipment for the group therapy room in the sum of approximately XCD $9, 000. 

According to a release from the ministry, the representative from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Michelle Francois, expressed gratitude to the Body Holiday Saint Lucia for the generous contribution and their commitment to mental health.

“Your contribution here will go a very long way to creating a more comfortable and welcoming atmosphere to the users of this facility. Your partnership in this venture demonstrates a level of generosity and commitment to mental health in Saint Lucia,” Francois told the handing over ceremony.

Corporate Social Responsibility Officer of Sun Swept Resort Jacqueline Scott emphasised that mental health is  a priority for Body Holiday Saint Lucia.

Scott spoke of the need to fill in the gaps where necessary.

“We believe that the human brain as one of the popular ad said, the brain is a terrible thing to waste. And, we are zoning in on the health of the mind. You are a wellness resort, both Rendezvous and Body Holiday where wellness is huge to us and we believe in wellness of the entire being, not just the body but your mind, your spirituality and so on,” she explained.

Clinical Psychologist at the National Mental Wellness Centre Mathelda Demar-Previlus spoke on the importance of the group therapy room which will assist with improving the lives of clients at the wellness centre.   

“The objective of the group therapy room is to create a safe space for clients with similar challenges to grow social support from each other, as well as to share the experiences and to develop learning skills as well as coping skills. Our clients experience a variety of mental illnesses, social and interpersonal challenges,  thus group therapy will be of great benefit to them,” she explained.

The Body Holiday Saint Lucia financed the furniture, tools and equipment for the group therapy room in the sum of approximately XCD $9, 000. 

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