Mental Health Foundation Staff Retreat 2012

When on October 10, 2012 the Mental Health Foundation organized a Reception Cocktail party to celebrate World’s Mental Health Day and celebrated its first year anniversary in the renovated building in Cay Hill, SZV had a surprise for the Staff.


SZV Insurances C.E.O. Mr. D. Richardson and C.O.O. Mr. R. Willemsberg presented a donation for the MHF Staff Retreat, which made the Retreat financially possible this year. The Management and staff of the Mental Health Foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank SZV for this wonderful gesture.

It is no secret that the Mental Health Foundation has struggled to survive throughout 2012 and therefore a Staff Retreat day was more than welcome!

The MHF ‘Retreat Committee’ consisting of; the receptionist, the cook, the psychologist and a social psychiatric nurse, were in charge of organizing this day. Thanks to their continuous efforts and hard work, a Staff Retreat was organized last Friday December 7, 2012.

Up until one day before the retreat the program was top-secret which made the day to be much more of a surprise for the staff members. The boat could not reach the beach so the food and drinks for the day was brought to shore on rafts by the swimming staff, ‘a real team effort’. The boat trip and the island were a real treat for the staff.

The Mental Health Foundation’s staff is now ready for a challenging new year after a remarkably fun, exciting and relaxing day on Tintamarre Island!

The board, management and staff would like to thank all who have supported us and trusted our ability to provide for quality Psychiatric care on St. Maarten.