A BACKWARD STEP!
That is how president of the Barbados Association of Guidance Counsellors feels about the news that a psychiatric clinic for children is being built at the Psychiatric Hospital.
Rather, Saul Leacock is strongly recommending that the much-needed clinic be built “at an independent, neutral place not connected with the Psychiatric Hospital”.
He was responding to an announcement by David Leacock, director of the Black Rock, St Michael institution, that the Sandy Lane Children’s Trust had committed to constructing a facility for children on that compound. He also revealed that a high number of children, both from primary and secondary schools, were being referred for psychiatric care. (MB)
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