Guyana: The Ministry of Health, Mental Health Unit, in collaboration with the Guyana Prison Service, hosted graduations for a total of 39 inmates from the Georgetown, Lusignan and Timehri Prisons on Friday, according to the official post by the Ministry of Health of Guyana.
The inmate’s successful completion of Stress and Anger Management training workshops, which was spearheaded by the Mental Health Unit.
In attendance were Tessa McGarrell, Officer in Charge (ag) Welfare and Corrections Department, Guyana Prison Service, Dr Timothy Morgan, Head of the Mental Health Unit, Officers in Charge Koffe David and Amias Benjamin from the Lusignan and Timehri Prisons, respectively, graduating inmates and their families.
As per the update, the officials from the Guyana Prison Service expressed their appreciation to the Ministry of Health, for this collaborative initiative aimed at improving the mental health of the inmates. The inmates also spoke about how the training had improved their mental health.
This is an example of the Ministry of Health’s collaborative approach to improving mental health across diverse sections of the Guyanese population.