New platform to fight depression
May 10, 2019 4:32 pm
The Vodafone ATH Foundation will soon be launching free mobile text platforms to help address depression.
Vodafone ATH Foundation Regional Manager, Nilesh Chand, says free text platforms such as MSpeakup and MSAFE will enable individuals to share what they go through and they will get counselling and referrals accordingly.
Chand says they are also launching various mobile platforms that will help reduce cases of depression around the country.
“Our Foundation believes that the root cause analysis is important and if we nip the issues at the bud, it is less costly and less suffering then the pain it is associated with. We sometimes wait for the situation to deteriorate to a level that is hard to reverse.”
Vodafone handed over $20,000 to Lifeline Fiji to support the fight against mental health.
The foundation is now in its 6th year in supporting Lifeline Fiji.