Children’s Mental Health is Essential for a Healthy Bermuda.

During the course of a lifetime, not all people will experience a mental illness, but did you know that everyone will struggle or have a challenge with their mental well-being? Just like we all have challenges with our physical well-being from time to time, studies show that we all have a 25% chance of developing a mental disorder at some point in our lifetime.  Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, and neither is talking about it.

The aim of our Mental Health Awareness Campaign is to grow awareness of what mental health is and the role it plays in a child’s daily functioning and their quality of life.  Growing a healthy human being into adulthood requires caring for their mental health.  It is critical for the public to know the local mental health resources available to help children and families.

What are some of the warning signs that my child or teen is experiencing a mental health challenge?

  • Excessive worry or anxiety
  • Persistent sadness or irritability
  • Extreme changes in mood and/or behaviour
  • Social withdrawal
  • Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping patterns
  • Outbursts that can be harmful
  • Changes in academic performance or motivation
  • Difficulty concentrating and lack of focus
  • Self-harm or talking about self-harm
  • Talking about death or suicide

If you’re noticing a significant change in your child or teen, call Family Centre at 232-1116 today or email us at

Your call is confidential, and all Counselling services are non-judgmental and free of charge.

This campaign has been made possible by One Communications and RBK Advertising + Design.

For more information about the campaign, read our Press Release.

Watch: Dr. Sandy DeSilva and and Thania Redman discuss Family Centre’s mental health awareness campaign on The Daily Hour on October 13, 2021.

Watch: A special message for Mental Health Month: Make your mental health and your child’s mental health a priority.

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