Oct 28: BMHF Mental Health Virtual Conference

October 3, 2021

The Bermuda Mental Health Foundation [BMHF] will be hosting a virtual conference entitled ‘Mental Health: It’s About All of Us’ on October 28 from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Jodi Covington said, “After months of planning and preparations, the Bermuda Mental Health Foundation has officially opened registration for its first-ever virtual conference event.

“The ‘Mental Health: It’s About All of Us’ conference is jammed with a robust lineup of local speakers who are extremely passionate about mental health/mental illness in Bermuda. The event takes place on October 28, 2021, at 10am to 5pm and is free to the public. The goal of conference sessions and discussions is to educate, develop solutions to long standing issues, encourage, motivate and to listen to everyone.

“This event was carefully crafted to touch just about every topic surrounding mental illness and mental health in Bermuda. Attendees will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with industry leaders and hear from key professionals about how they intend to help move the Bermuda’s mental health industry forward and get the people the help they require to live a mentally healthy life.

BMHF Mental Health Virtual Conference Bermuda September 2021

“Topics include early signs of mental illness and resources, avoiding burn out, and moving Bermuda’s mental health industry forward, domestic violence and how it impacts our mental health, cross cultural clinical work through the lens of the LBGTQ+ community, coping with loss, stress and anxiety, men and mental health, substance abuse and its correlation to mental illness, and so much more.

“Speakers include Dayla Burgess, Latisha Lister- Burgess, Jessica Lightbourne, Heather Stephen, Camille Creary, Kelly Maderios, Laurie Shiell, Laurie Trott, Dr. Jana Outerbridge, Brenda Dale, Rishee Pascha, Cherise Carey, Dr. Adriene Berkeley, Kennita Perry, Zakiya Johnson- Lord, Dr. Steven Hancock, Mary Ann Angeles, Sophia Tessitore, Taj Outerbridge, Fitzgerald E. Williams, Dr. Ernest Peets, Tyron McHardy, and Daniel Cavanagh.

“Mr. Cavanagh will deliver the keynote address entitled ‘Adolescent anxiety and depression in Bermuda’.

“The Foundation has also partnered with The Family Centre to power its Teen Summit event that will be fully produced and hosted for our local high school students. Students will receive community service hours for their registration and participation. Registration is 100% free.

“The event will take place on the Hopin.to online platform. This platform features a virtual keynote stage, breakout stages, networking opportunities and a virtual vendor booth space. Attendees will be able to fully interact with each other and with speakers to ensure their questions are answered or voice is heard.

“One of the exciting opportunities will be our networking slot. Attendees will be automatically linked to professional counselors for a one-on-one brief session where they can ask anything they want to know about talk therapy. The goal is to introduce attendees who have not considered talk therapy to our local professionals and learn as much as possible about this wonderful tool.

“The Foundation would like to recognize and thank our sponsor BF&M for its commitment to the ‘Mental Health: It’s About All of Us’ virtual conference.

“Registration is open at www.bmhf.bm and is 100% free to all attendees. If you’re interested in having a virtual booth space or in being a sponsor, please email the Foundation at info@bmhf.bm.”

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