Lifeline Fiji broadens partnership
December 31, 2016 12:07 am
Lifeline Fiji is broadening its partnership with the Ministry of Health and Medical services to increase its outreach to rural communities.
Director, Archana Mani met with Health Minister Rosy Akbar to discuss plans and strategies.
Mani says the partnership is also critical as the Ministry of Health has a policy in place for suicide prevention.
She says in every 36 hours a person attempts to take his or her life ,therefore it is critical that this is addressed with a united front.
Lifeline Fiji has to date received a total of 5023 calls through its toll free crisis line.
Mani says they have been able to reach out to 10,180 individuals in 11 communities which were affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston.