Plan your meals including foods from the Caribbean 6 Food Groups- Staples (Breads, Grains, Pasta, Ground Provision), Legumes (Nuts & Seeds), Foods from Animals, Fruits, Vegetables and Fats & Oils. Base your meals on high-fibre staples such as ground provision, green figs, grains such as oats, barley, wholegrain or multigrain breads and crackers. Increase the […]
If a school notifies a parent of their child’s risk for suicide, parents must: Follow instructions and take the child for assessment immediately. Continue to take threats seriously, follow through even after the child calms down or informs the parent “they didn’t mean it”. Access school support through the school social worker. Maintain communication with […]
Many people, when they hear about mental health think about mental illness. But mental health is much more than the absence of mental illness. It is important to remember that there are many degrees of mental illness and nobody has all the features of good mental health all the time.
Don’t be afraid to talk about our mental health, here’s why: Hiding mental health problems can make things worse 1 in 4 of us experience a mental health problem It is okay to not feel okay Talking about mental health shows great courage There is nothing to be ashamed of
Actively listen Validate their feelings Be patient Forgive Show affection Support them Nurture them Demonstrate healthy behaviour Be there for them