Society of Psychology Front-line Workers Donation

BDF Media Release| 28 October 2020

Photography and Story credit: CSgt Stoute H and AB Bryan T

Headquarters Barbados Defence Force (HQ BDF) expresses its sincere appreciation to the President and members of the (BSP) for their donation of mental health care packages to the medical frontline workers of the BDF, at Officers’ Mess St Ann’s Fort the Garrison.

President of the Barbados Society of Psychology, Ms Noemi White, stated that the society thought it fitting that during this month which is recognized as Mental Health Month, to show appreciation to the medical frontline workers of the BDF.

Ms White added that they wanted to give back by saying “thank you for keeping us safe, and to remember, self-care is not selfishness but important”.  Ms White indicated that the idea for the mental-care packages came about due to the COVID 19 pandemic and the society recognizing that our frontline workers needed to take care of themselves before they could take care of the general public.

Ms White along with student members Ms Sonia.C. Cadogan and Mrs Jo-ann Phosper-Chase presented the packages to the two youngest members of staff with the Florence Gittens Medical Facility (FGMF), Private Justin Harding and Private Shadika Phillps. 

Principal Staff Officer (PSO) BDF Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Carlos Lovell, on behalf of the Chief of Staff Colonel Glyne Grannum and members of the BDF expressed his sincere gratitude to the president and her team for this timely donation.  He further stated that the BDF was very appreciative for the recognition of its efforts on the frontline during this pandemic. 

Lt Col Lovell reaffirmed the BDFs commitment to safe guarding the people of Barbados through dedication, loyalty and commitment to duty.