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Bingo & Trivia Bonanza! July 8th Summer Fundraiser for Guyana

Hello friends, happy summer!


Mental Health Without Borders is so excited to invite you, and your friends to a fun-filled virtual evening with Guyanese themed trivia, bingo, and tropical drinks this July 8th at 8:00pm EST to get you into the Caribbean summer spirit!


This event is pay-what-you-can, but we are accepting donations ($10 suggested) to support our ongoing work with mental health practitioners at the Georgetown Hospital in Guyana.


Visit Eventbrite to get your ticket! Click --> HERE <-- !!



The Bonanza will be hosted by virtual gameshow extraordinaire, Trevor Burnett (IG: the_incredible_project), and with the purchase of your ticket, you will receive a recipe for a Guyanese cocktail (or tropical mocktail) and have the chance to win so many awesome prizes!






Why Guyana?

Since our inception, MHWB has been working with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals in Guyana, in response to the nations extremely high death by suicide rate; ranking third highest in the world. Grappling with extreme cultural stigma, a lack of resources and trained professionals, MHWB has partnered with Guyana’s largest and main teaching hospital, Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) to support in skills upgrading and training for psychiatric residency students to better understand and provide treatments to patients in crisis.


MHWB has traditionally sent teams of Canadian medical professionals, including psychiatrists, social workers and mental health nurses for hands-on education and training to GPHC, but with the onset of COVID-19, this program has shifted to a virtual format.


The proceeds of this event will go towards MHWB’s continued support of skills upgrading and training of medical professionals in Guyana.


Business & Sponsorship Opportunities

We are still on the look out for great prizes for our giveaways for the event. If you are a business, entrepreneur or individual who would like to make a larger financial or in-kind donation, please email Larissa at vicechair@mhwb.ca for more information.


Interested in learning more?

Check out our Facebook page for a series of videos on the history of MHWB and meet our founders, who started working with the GPHC almost 10 years ago!


Also, check out our blogs to learn more about our work and the amazing volunteers who help us continue pushing towards sustainable and accessible mental health education for all!








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