Working Together For

Quality Mental Health Services


To heighten public awareness and increase sensitivity to the various issues affecting persons suffering from mental health issues.


To provide quality behavioral health and wellness service to families and persons affected by mental health issues, leading to lifelong mental, emotional and physical wholeness.

Commission Members

  • Rev. Dr. Marcus Lashley - Chairperson
  • Archdeacon Eric E. Lynch - Minister of Religion
  • Inspector John Brathwaite - Representative from the Royal Barbados Police Force
  • Ms. Nicole Johnson - Representative from the Ministry of Housing & Lands
  • Ms. Waple Brathwaite - Representative from the Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Urban Development
  • Mr. Blair Walcott - Social worker
  • Ms. Laticia Bourne - Attorney-at-Law
  • Ms. Pamelia Brereton - Barbados Alzheimer Association
  • Mrs. Heather Deane - Representative of the Barbados Registered Nurses Association
  • Ms. Margaret Gill - Mental Health Advocate

  • Dr. Joy St. John - Chief Medical Officer
  • Dr. Ermine Belle - Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Hospital
  • Dr. Gajapathy Asokan - Consultant Psychiatrist, Community Mental Health Services
  • Dr. Maisha Emmanuel - Consultant Psychiatrist, QEH
  • Mr. Tennyson Springer - Director, Psychiatric Hospital
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