On October 10, 2021 the world observed World Mental Health Day, with special focus on the global theme, Mental Health in an Unequal World. The School of Social Sciences (SSS) at the University of the Southern Caribbean, in recognition of this day, hosted a Virtual Programme on Monday, October 11, 2021. The programme focused on creating psychosocial awareness, stigmatization of mental illness, mental and intellectual disability, the elderly and the future of mental health in the Caribbean.
Mrs. Ashvini Nath, Manager of the Mental Health Unit at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Maria Gomes, Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Mr. Clyde Best, Coordinator Behavioural Sciences Degree Programme at the University of the Southern Caribbean, Dr. Kenneth Niles, Adjunct faculty at the School of Social Sciences, and Mr. Hanif Benjamin, President & CEO at the Centre for Human Development, were the main presenters. The presentations were well received by an audience of 411 attendees.