Update: 4:31PM MENTAL health patients, former patients, well-wishers, NGOs and staff of St Giles Hospital came together at Ratu Sukuna Park in Suva to celebrate World Mental Health Day today.
The day, normally celebrated on October 10, was celebrated today because of Independence Day celebrations.
Ministry of Health Deputy Secretary Dr Metuisela Tuicakau says the theme for the day is Mental Health and Older Adults.
"The theme is very timely with the establishment of the National council of older persons under the umbrella of Social Welfare," Dr Tuicakau said.
"It is another move by Government to promote, protect and address the issues and concerns of our older persons."