FIJI is looking to the mental health standards provided by Australia and New Zealand as the benchmark for our own services.
And St Giles superintendent Dr Peni Biukoto says that our mental health services are good when compared with other Pacific Island countries.
"Fiji's mental health service is very well developed compared to other Pacific Island countries," he said.
"But we hold up the examples of mental health services in New Zealand and Australia as where we want to be in the development of our mental health services."
Dr Biukoto said further partnerships in the area of mental health service provision were also being pursued with countries in Asia.
"We also try to form partnerships with mental health services in Asia because they have problems very similar to the problems they experience here in Fiji.
He said it was important to note that mental illness could affect anyone no matter their station in life but it was important to note that there were mechanisms for coping.
"What is important is that we can learn to increase our resilience so when we face the stresses of life we are in a better position to cope and lessen our risk of giving in to illness," he said.
"It's also very important to note that there are support groups out in the community to provide assistance to those who need help."