SOCIAL SUPPORT SERVICES
The Barbados Defence Force Social Services Cell is comprised of professionals dedicated to ensuring the well being of BDF personnel and their families. The services offered by the cell include counselling and mental health support for concerns related to bereavement, relationship conflicts, mediation of child maintenance and access, as well as employee engagement and workplace satisfaction.
The Social Services cell also facilitates BDF personnel linkages and referrals to agencies to access resources; conducts home or hospital visits to ill soldiers, civilians or their relatives as well as assist military personnel in their readiness and transition before during and post deployment.
Through the BDF’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation Committee, the Social Services Cell develops and delivers educational, social and leisure programmes all of which are aimed at building and maintaining individual well being and force wide morale.