The Caribbean Institute of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (CARIMENSA)

The Caribbean Institute of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (CARIMENSA) is a Primary Prevention Institution within the Faculty of Medical Sciences with supportive relationships to the Section of Psychiatry in the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, University of the West Indies (Mona).

The Executive Director of CARIMENSA is Professor Emeritus Frederick W. Hickling of the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry.

We offer a wide range of services in the areas of Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Community Outreach and Interventions, Cultural Therapy, Training and Workshops.

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What We Do

CARIMENSA was established as a Primary Prevention Institution. The purpose of this type of institution is to identify, track, and provide information and interventions to people who are at risk of developing mental illness based on problems within their individual, familial and communal lives. Thus our target is prevention of the problem’s manifestation. This function sets CARIMENSA apart from any other institution in Jamaica.

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Our Team

A multi-diciplinary team comprised of Internationally recognized Psychiatrists, Cultural Therapists, Teachers, Researchers and Creative Professionals. The Executive Director of CARIMENSA is Professor Frederick W. Hickling of the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry.

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Professor Mireille Fanon-Mendes-France, Frantz Fanon's daughter and chairperson of the Frantz Fanon Foundation

MISSION

CARIMENSA was established as a Primary Prevention Institution. The purpose of this type of institution is to identify, track, and provide information and interventions to people who are at risk of developing mental illness based on problems within their individual, familial and communal lives. Thus our target is prevention of the problem’s manifestation. This function sets CARIMENSA apart from any other institution in Jamaica. The national, regional and international demand in health is for Primary Prevention and Primary care which includes: community conflict resolution; drastically reduce crime and violence; sexually transmitted diseases, particularly HIV AIDS; life-style related chronic diseases of obesity, hypertension and diabetes; and mental illness. Consequently, it is important that health professionals are taught to deliver Primary Care Services and Primary Prevention. CARIMENSA is designed to train health professionals to deliver counselling, psychotherapy and cultural therapy to at-risk of the populations of every age group.

The Achenbach System

The Achenbach System

CARIMENSA is now a distributor of The Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA) for Jamaica. The ASEBA offers a comprehensive approach to assessing adaptive and maladaptive functioning of children, adolescents and adults. For all your psychological assessment needs please contact CARIMENSA by email carimensa.aseba@gmail.com or call (876) 922-3216.

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Our Blog

Keep up with the The Caribbean Institute of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. CARIMENSA has engaged in a private/public partnership with Psychotherapy Associates Ltd, one of the leading private medical research organizations in Jamaica (Figueroa & Henry Lee 1998).

April 3, 2018

The Friendship Bench: Dr Dixon Chibanda

THE 2018 CARIMENSA GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE, MEDICAL SCIENCES LECTURE…

April 3, 2018

Taking Psychiatry to school: CARIMENSA the Dream-A-World Cultural Resiliency Program

THE 2018 CARIMENSA GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE, MEDICAL SCIENCES LECTURE…

April 3, 2018

Challenging Flogging in Jamaican Schools

THE 2018 CARIMENSA GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE, MEDICAL SCIENCES LECTURE THEATRE UWI, MONA DAY 1: SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2018 CME CREDITS AVAILABLE Dr. Helen Henningham, Senior Lecturer Faculty of Medical Sciences UWI, Mona “Challenging Flogging in Jamaican Schools.  The Irie Tool-kit”  

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