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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Touching the Community

In our quest to build a stronger and more resilient community, we recognize the value of each individual community member and we are intentional about engaging in ways that he or she feels a sense of belonging. Our community engagement team has been fostering community wellness through our various programs and activities which cater to various age groups and needs throughout the community. We believe the strength of the community depends on the strength of one, thus engaging seniors and the most vulnerable is as equally important to us as catering to the needs of youth and adults.  

Community outreach is an essential component of the mission of the Bahamas Resilience Center. It is recognized that people’s spiritual and religious communities, schools, social clubs, and other affiliations, offer entry points to raise awareness around emotional well-being. It also provides a link to other community members and creates opportunities for those individuals and families that may not access the Resilience Center. In essence, we bring our programs to you.

The COVID-19 global pandemic has also added to the stress and anxiety of many residents. Many coping mechanisms are restricted, making it difficult to access usual coping strategies (such as going to the beach). In response to the same, the center has shifted its services to provide remote support to the community. The MHPSS team has taken advantage of community partnerships utilizing various social media and online platforms as an entry point to provide support and to increase the awareness of the center and its services.

Some of our community outreach activities to date have included:

  • Primary School Visits - Identifying & Managing Emotions

  • High School Visits - Self-Love Campaign

  • Church Visits -  Mental Health Talks and Youth Recreation 

  • Panel Discussion - Fostering Healthy Relationships

  • Autism Awareness Facebook Live

  • Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Live Discussion

  • Covid-19 Psychosocial Support Hotline

  • Mental Health & Emotional Wellness Campaign - "It's Okay to Not Be Okay"

  • Mental Health and Disaster Preparedness 

  • Coaching Series - Marriage Matters, supporting couples during confinement

  • Global Changers Webinar Series

  • Empowered to Empower ( Women's Empowerment Event) 

  • Facebook Live Event - Kindness, the pathway to breaking the stigma

  • Literacy Appreciation 

  • Healthy Coping Webinars

  • #YouthMatter Webinar

  • Start-Up Hustle Webinar

  • Exploring New Horizons: Career & College Fair

  • Special Needs Support Group 

If you or your organization is interested in collaborating with our team to visit your organization or provide community support  please Contact Us.