In an effort to tackle the issue of mental health in Region No. 2, the Guyana Foundation Sunrise Center has partnered with the Health Department of that Region to conduct 3 - One Day training workshop which started on Monday 5th December 2016 at the Sunrise Center, Lot 1 Zorg-en-Vlygt, Essequibo Coast.
Health Care providers from three (3) areas; the riverine communities (Upper and Lower Pomeroon River); The Lake areas (Capoey, Mainstay, Tapackuma, Lima Sands, Mashaboo); and the coastal area (Supenaam – Charity) are on hand to assist in the training.
The objectives of these workshops are as followed:
- To train Health Care Providers on how to identify various Mental Health disorders.
- To be able to successfully screen clients for the various Mental Health disorders.
- To develop an effective referral system between the Guyana Foundation Sunrise Centre and other existing services.
The workshop will end on Wednesday 7th December 2016.