BERMUDA MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS

History

1995

Purchased first house “Arcadia” in Pembroke – 2 x 3-bedroom apartments

1997

HRH Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy visited “Arcadia” on March 18th; Purchased second house “Our Blessing” in Hamilton Parish – 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments; received $14,873 from the Wilkie Trust for the express purpose of funding expenses related to conventions

2000

Purchased third house “Our Way” in Pembroke – 2 x 3-bedroom apartments

2001

Converted “Our Way” garage into a studio apartment

2002

Sold “Arcadia”

2002

Received $100,000 from Bank of Bermuda for the express purpose of assisting with constructing the upper studio apartment at “Our Way”

2005

Constructed the upper studio apartment at “Our Way”

2006

Purchased house in Somerset- 2 and 3 bedroom apartments

2014

Awarded “2014 Decade of Partnership Award” from the Centre of Philanthropy

James McDonald assumed Chair Position

Marked the 20th Anniversary of BMHF (Rebranding campaign to include a new website, logo, letterhead, support for Mental Health Treatment)

Think Media- Faces of Mental Illness Initiative began

2015

April – June: BMHF Nationwide School Tour resulting tin 13 schools visited and over 3000 students presented to on the topics: Mental Health Explained, Mental Health Vs. Mental Illness, Healthy Coping Skills, Resources in the Community, Careers in Mental Health

Think Media- Faces of Mental Illness Initiative Continued

September:

Community Event: Mike Veny conducted public lecturer entitled “Transforming Stigma into Strength”

2016

Portland Lane Property Renovations

Think Media- Faces of Mental Illness Initiative Continued

2017

Middle and Highschool Tour “Understanding mental Health” (1500 students participated)

2018

Teen Summit event entitled “It’s Ok Not To Be OK”. This event focused on talking about mental health and seeking help. The theme was “Young people and mental health in a changing world”