Fiji Time: 8:39 PM on Sunday 28 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

'Hot' breakfast for mentally challenged

Mere Naleba
Thursday, April 10, 2014

AFTER a 24-hour street campaign last Saturday, volunteers of Youth Champs 4 Mental Health will use funds raised from the campaign to provide hot breakfast for homeless mental patients in Suva.

YC4MH manager mentee Lionel Rogers said the campaign by eight volunteers to remove the stigma associated with mental health raised about $600.

"The funds will be used to provide breakfast for people suffering from mental health and roaming the streets of Suva," Mr Rogers said.

"We understand that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so we are going to give them breakfast and make the occasion special," he said.

"We are going to host them to breakfast on Palm Sunday."

Mr Rogers was among volunteers who were out on the streets of Suva last Saturday with duct tapes over their mouths in protest against the public perception that physiatrist survivors and those living with mental illness are citizens of lower standing in society.

"It was an emotional experience, seeing members of the public coming out in numbers to support the campaign.

"We felt that the only way to get the message across is to involve the public and surely the response has been overwhelming."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63900.6200
JPY 50.424247.4242
GBP 0.37370.3657
EUR 0.43830.4263
NZD 0.68420.6512
AUD 0.65260.6276
USD 0.49640.4794

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 26th August 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Mata signs new deal
  2. Violence stops TISI Sangam annual meeting
  3. Man dead, four hospitalised after road accident
  4. Students wait
  5. Vou group wows crowd, scoops award
  6. Ambulance involved in road accident
  7. Ravouvou makes Auckland debut
  8. Epi crowned North queen
  9. BOG: Lautoka records third straight win
  10. Contractor to do finishing touch ups

Top Stories this Week

  1. Mata signs new deal Sunday (28 Aug)
  2. Wong helps Rawaca get a gold medal Friday (26 Aug)
  3. 1 charged, 2 under probe for break-in Thursday (25 Aug)
  4. Taliga eyes Tokyo Tuesday (23 Aug)
  5. 5.1 magnitude earthquake occurs in Fiji Monday (22 Aug)
  6. 7s top job Tuesday (23 Aug)
  7. Veremalua gets help from Ryan on overseas contract Saturday (27 Aug)
  8. Police escort fan away Monday (22 Aug)
  9. 'Ryan a loss' Tuesday (23 Aug)
  10. Ryan may return Friday (26 Aug)