Lifeline Fiji to broaden partnership with Health Ministry


pictured-at-the-centre-minister-for-health-and-medical-services-hon-rosy-akbar-with-the-staff-of-the-lifeline-fiji-during-the-recent-visit-to-lifeline-fijis-crisis-support-centre-at-waimaThe Lifeline Fiji which is a crisis support agency is keen on broadening its partnership with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services to increase its reach to rural communities.

The Director Lifeline Fiji, Archana Mani and the Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar have held discussions on the way forward to strengthen partnership.

The partnership is also critical because Ministry of Health has a policy in place for suicide prevention and activities coordinated by the Lifeline is aligned to those activities.

To date, Lifeline Fiji has received a total of 5023 calls through the crisis line in terms of assisting people who are going through any form of crisis or personal problems.

Through the support of the Australian Government and in partnership with their Australian sister agency, United Care Community, they have been able to reach out to 10,180 individuals in 11 communities which were affected by TC Winston.

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