Fiji Time: 3:03 AM on Wednesday 4 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Informative workshop for carers

Litia Vulaidausiga
Monday, August 25, 2014

A MENTAL health workshop at Namoli Village, Lautoka drew about 20 sufferers, guardians and carers for mentally-challenged adults last week.

Organised by the Youth Champs 4 Mental Health, many of the participants expressed their relief at the informative discussions and materials.

"Some of these patients are still recovering but their carers have encouraged them to voice their concerns," said workshop facilitator Pene Nakaora, adding they started the workshops in 2008 after noticing that youths made up the highest number of suicide victims.

"One of our objectives is for participants to identify problems and solutions that they could work on, including discrimination, stigma and the lack of medication and address this accordingly, with necessary stakeholders."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Two appear in court
  2. A-G: Don't interfere
  3. Officers detain international fugitive
  4. Police arrest 6 on drug-related charges
  5. No fear or resistance
  6. Landowning unit to benefit from development
  7. State to reduce debt
  8. Tough test
  9. Government plans to reduce unemployment rate
  10. $1.6m budget

Top Stories this Week

  1. Porn search: Fiji in top ten Friday (27 Feb)
  2. Dead in early morning plunge Friday (27 Feb)
  3. Wife's sorrow Wednesday (25 Feb)
  4. Body find shocks duo Thursday (26 Feb)
  5. 3 walk free Thursday (26 Feb)
  6. A mother's anguish Wednesday (25 Feb)
  7. Humongous sized lemon Thursday (26 Feb)
  8. Leap of faith Monday (02 Mar)
  9. Qiliho: RFMF's role is defined Wednesday (25 Feb)
  10. ITaukei torture cases Thursday (26 Feb)