Pacific Perspectives on GlobalMentalHealth Challenges
This discussion covers:
Pacific perspectives on globalmentalhealth challenges
The development of education, counselling & service support in local and international responses.
Pacific youth pioneering new mentalhealth perspectives
Meet Your Panellists:
For this discussion on tackling mentalhealth challenges we are privileged to be joined by:
Lionel Rogers, President of Youth Champs for MentalHealth.
Dr Annie Crookes, Psychology Discipline Coordinator, University of the South Pacific.
Why are Conversations Like These Important?
It is essential to open up more discussions around mental health, to pave the way for change and break the stigmas attached to it. Like many societies globally, Fiji is struggling with increasing rates of mental illness which are still misunderstood and underfunded throughout the country. In Fiji, sadly, there is remains significant stigma surrounding mental illness but through increased awareness, education and conversation we hope to see positive change in this area.
To find solutions we must first take time to educate ourselves and understand the issues at hand. This recording of our expert guest speakers discussing ‘Pacific Perspectives on GlobalMentalHealth Challenges’ highlights some Pacific responses to global mental health challenges. We hope you enjoy these interesting insights. Together we can be catalysts for change when it comes to improving mental health awareness, facilities and support in Fiji and around the world 🌎 🤝