Mental health support for Jamaican students evacuated from Ukraine

By Rumi Samuel Published on March 06, 2022
Mental health support for Jamaican students evacuated from Ukraine

The 20 Jamaican students who arrived safely from Ukraine on Wednesday will receive professional mental health support. 

This is according to State Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Leslie Campbell. 

He was responding to questions during the meeting of the Standing Finance Committee of the House of Representatives on Thursday.  

“We are concerned for their general welfare, and we are engaging the help of some professionals to sit with them and… apply for that assistance as the case may be,” he noted. 

Campbell said that the Ministry would also engage with the students to determine the next steps for continuing their education. 

He said that the Ministry had contacted some overseas institutions “and, of course, we will be engaging with regional universities to see how best we can facilitate”. 

The students were evacuated from Ukraine following the Russian invasion of the country. 

The Government arranged their journey home through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.

Rumi Samuel

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