Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute (MWI)
MWI is pleased to have a Mental Health Plan for Bermuda.
But we can’t do it alone! Everyone needs to be involved to help people with mental health issues recover– whether you are a service user, related to someone with mental health issues, a partner organisations or a member of the Bermuda community. Your involvement, understanding and caring are vital if we are to truly help our friends, colleagues and neighbours recover from mental illness.
MWI is the sole psychiatry hospital in Bermuda and provides hospital and community-based care in the following areas:
• Mental Health /Psychiatry
• Learning Disability
• Substance Abuse
• Child and Adolescence
• ‘Graduate’ Elderly
While MWI has made great progress in deinstitutionalising the population with mental illness in Bermuda, much work remains to be done. The effort to provide care to the citizens with mental illness focuses too much of the resources toward institutionalization and not on a community-based approach. The result has been a ‘revolving door’ of clients being institutionalised and returning to the community to find too little support and then re-entering an institution.
MWI has devised an approach that focuses on patient-centered care in the community based on implementing recommendations provided by outside experts as well as following best practices and models of care from the US and UK respectively.
At the heart of our plan is the “Recovery Model” – this model ensures that the “I” in commun’I’ ty has a voice in the new Mental Health Plan.
This will be made possible through the implementation of three new services:
(1) Expanded community based care
(2) Service Improvements
(3) Reformed Forensic Mental Health Services
Read more about our Mental health Plan by clicking on the links below.
Did you know?
• There is a 24-hour help line (236-3770) and a walk-in clinic at MWI for people who feel they need help from a mental health specialist.
• MWI provides community support to people who have experienced enduring mental illness as they are resettled into various community living settings.
If you need us, we’re here to help. Please do not hesitate to contact us.