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Tour to focus on survivors

Luke Rawalai
Friday, March 21, 2014

REPRESENTATIVES from the Psychiatric Survivors Association are touring the North and holding awareness campaigns regarding the care of survivors of mental disorders.

The association's administrative officer, Jese Mamanavesi, said they would focus particularly on areas and settlements in which survivors resided.

Mr Mamanavesi said the association was trying to ensure survivors were given fair treatment and the love they deserved from their communities.

"Survivors of mental disorders are often left to fend for themselves and little do members of their community realise that they need all the care and attention, given their circumstances," he said.

"Some of our officers will travel to Savusavu while another team will focus on survivors in Labasa this week.

"Our tour is focused on families of survivors and we will work with communities on ways they can assist their beloved ones, including those who are mentally challenged."

Mr Mamanavesi said their plan to form an association for survivors of mental disorders in the North remained in progress.

"The association will work closely with survivors to assist them with their daily needs and concerns."








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