Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Disaster Management in the BVI

The Government of the British Virgin Islands secured funding from the Caribbean Development Bank to implement a project aimed at addressing psychological and emotional issues directly resulting from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which struck the Islands in 2017. In August 2018, an agreement for the Provision of Technical Services through a project titled “Strengthening Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in Disaster Management - Building Individual and Community Resilience in the British Virgin Islands” was signed between the Government of the Virgin Islands, through its Ministry of Finance, and the Pan American Health Organization.

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