Some of the workshop attendees.
PHILIPSBURG–Fifty-four persons learnt about positive supervision, intervention and conflict management at a workshop on this topic held by Mental Health Foundation (MHF) at Holland House Beach Hotel on March 13.
The three-day workshop was facilitated by Fredrike Bannink and sponsored by Samenwerkende Fondsen. During the workshop attendees were trained and given insight into how to best handle complex situations, such as how best to avoid conflict situations.
“It is more effective to focus on the positive happening in one’s life, workplace, etc., and build on that, instead of concentrating your energy on the negative. This mindset is based on the positive psychology movement and solution-oriented working, which is increasingly applied all over the world,” MHF said in a press release on Thursday.
Multiple organisations showed interest in such a workshop and all the spaces had been filled within three days. Attendees included representatives of MHF, White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation, Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Affairs VSA, Safe Haven, Turning Point Foundation and the Bureau Ombudsman of Sint Maarten.
“Overall the workshop was found to be very constructive and inspiring, as many people bought the books and asked for a follow-up session,” MHF said.
MHF Executive Assistant Cyrille Brooks said the foundation will continue to provide “the best care possible” for persons in St. Maarten and thanked attendees, sponsors and Bannink for the successful workshop.