BDF Dominica Psychosocial Support

BDF Media Release| 12 Dec 18

Photography credit:  Lieutenant S Gollop

The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) remains committed to its Humanitarian Assistance and Psychosocial Support to Commonwealth of Dominic, given the impact of hurricane Maria in 2017.

The BDF Psychosocial Intervention Team of Reverend Hugh Sandiford, Ms. Harriet Clarke, and Lieutenant Josette Sam coordinated the visit to Dominica. The aim was to provide psychosocial support to the Dominican First Responders from the Police Force, Fire Department and Prison Service post-Hurricane Maria to assist with the alleviation of any remaining psychological challenges being experienced. This was through the identification of mental health needs of these services and the promotion of resiliency and copying.