Parents, call these numbers to get help during COVID-19
UNICEF supporting NPSC service to offer much needed psychosocial care to parents across Jamaica
To help parents during this the difficult time, the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), an agency of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Victoria Mutual Foundation (VM Foundation) and Fight for Peace has launched thirty-six (36) helplines to offer much needed psychosocial care to parents across Jamaica.
With the closure of schools, many parents had cited challenges in helping out in home schooling. Other parents initially reported concerns about providing food for their children who are a part of the Government of Jamaica’s social protection programmes where they are provided breakfast and lunch at school. The Education Ministry has since arranged for meals to be delivered to students on the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) and going forward for cash payments to made available to parents.
Persons operating the helplines will help guide callers to where and how they may get additional help and what they can do as individuals.
Call the numbers for your parish: