Fiji Time: 12:29 AM on Friday 29 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Mental health

Shalveen Chand
Monday, August 18, 2014

THE People's Democratic Party says mental health is a growing concern for young people and good support systems or mechanisms were vital in today's society.

The party claims young people were often neglected, discriminated against or stigmatised because of their decisions and acts.

PDP said its manifesto entailed that even the young who were psychiatric survivors, consumers of mental health and those personally struggling need not be discriminated against on such grounds.

Party president Lynda Tabuya, a trustee for the Fiji Alliance for Mental Health, said the organisation was formed to bring together all stakeholders and volunteer groups dealing with mental health so that there were co-ordinated efforts and more effective campaigning as an umbrella organisation.

"As a founder and trustee of FAMH, I am proud of the achievements of FAMH with its own secretariat made up of volunteers who are working very surely to advocate and raise the visibility of mental health in Fiji as a matter of priority and promote inclusiveness in our society," Ms Tabuya said.








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 0.64250.6235
JPY 51.950448.9504
GBP 0.36730.3593
EUR 0.44050.4285
NZD 0.69550.6625
AUD 0.65390.6289
USD 0.48920.4722

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Chilling out in Chile
  2. Tourist 'was reckless'
  3. Rent price concerns
  4. Priced out
  5. Missing livestock mystery
  6. 10-year jail term for sex exploitation
  7. $30m dividend record
  8. Ministry to upskill teachers
  9. Row over clean-up
  10. Social site users warned

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sami's best try Saturday (23 Jul)
  2. Radio announcer in court Saturday (23 Jul)
  3. Tourist fined $400 for apples Tuesday (26 Jul)
  4. Fitter and faster Tuesday (26 Jul)
  5. Student jumps from school building Tuesday (26 Jul)
  6. Black money Monday (25 Jul)
  7. Allegiance switch Sunday (24 Jul)
  8. Reaction from 7s players Monday (25 Jul)
  9. Mum rises above limits Wednesday (27 Jul)
  10. Alleged rape victim out of hospital Monday (25 Jul)