Fiji Time: 3:36 PM on Tuesday 27 September

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 0.65420.6352
JPY 50.302747.3027
GBP 0.38000.3720
EUR 0.43940.4274
NZD 0.68690.6539
AUD 0.65110.6261
USD 0.49660.4796

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Rugby death
  2. Double trouble
  3. Aussies wary of Fijians
  4. PM attacks NFP
  5. Focus on iTaukei
  6. Locally-produced movie set to hit the big screens
  7. Pastor guilty of rape
  8. Ministry eyes foreign doctor recruitment
  9. Prove claims, MWH told
  10. Families without lots

Top Stories this Week

  1. Nurse is a lawyer Friday (23 Sep)
  2. Ali beats 'death sentence' Thursday (22 Sep)
  3. Road closure Saturday (24 Sep)
  4. Pastor makes case in rape trial Wednesday (21 Sep)
  5. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  6. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport Sunday (25 Sep)
  7. After Ben Ryan Thursday (22 Sep)
  8. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad Sunday (25 Sep)
  9. Losing dad at Class 4 inspires Macanalagi Friday (23 Sep)
  10. Police investigate rugby 7s organiser Monday (26 Sep)