OUR MISSION

It is the mission of the Bermuda Mental Health Foundation to promote the preservation of mental health services in Bermuda and to provide resources that will assist in relieving and rehabilitating persons suffering from mental disorders.

OUR GOALS

• Raise awareness and combat stigma about mental illness, educating and campaigning to improve mental health services.
• To provide resources that will enhance the care and emotional support for people suffering with mental illness including support for families.

OUR OBJECTIVES

• To acquire, organize and physically maintain a stock of communal residential facilities for people with identified mental health disabilities, to enable them to live and work in the community and enjoy a better quality of life.
• To encourage educational activities that develop public awareness and foster acceptance and integration of the mentally ill into the community.
• To assist and encourage the development of active community based support groups for the mentally ill and their immediate families.
• To act as a private advocate group for the rights and needs of the mentally ill in Bermuda.
• To eventually assist in the development of day center and sheltered occupational workshop facilities for the mentally ill who live among us within the community.

OVERVIEW

The Bermuda Mental Health Foundation (BMHF) was founded in 1994 as a non-profit, all volunteer, private enterprise effort. The Foundation has never had any paid staff and negligible administrative expenses throughout the 20 years of its existence. BMHF has neither sought nor receives funding from the Bermuda Government. The Foundation works in partnership with Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute’s (MWI) outreach staff. BMHF has privately raised funding and acquired two properties which currently accommodate fifteen persons afflicted with Schizophrenia who are living in permanent, shared residential settings. The residents live independently but receive look-in support from assigned members of the MWI’s Community Health Service team. A third property was purchased in 2006, and the directors are hopeful that a new four-unit complex accommodating 16 persons will be built there soon. BHMF also actively addresses quality of life issues, to afford each person residing in the shared residences an opportunity to be self-sufficient and integrate themselves into the community.

Read about our 20 year history
Meet our current and past board members

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

We are very thankful to all of our current community partners and we are currently seeking more on island partners. We firmly believe that in order to achieve our set goals and objectives and to change that state of our mental health industry, it will take all of Bermuda’s help. If you are interested in becoming a community partner please contact us.

OUR PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVE

Over the past 20 years, the Foundation has provided residential care facilities that cater to those suffering from mental illness. Currently, initiatives such as Mental Health Court, Mental Health First Aid Course, Family Mental Health Support Group Public Awareness Campaign, Island-wide Mental Health resource online center and others have taken the forefront.

OUR BROCHURE

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