Fiji National Government and WHO have set Strategic Priorities for 2018-2022.  These include increasing national capacity for recovery-oriented community-based mental health and social support services and promoting mental health and the prevention of mental disorders, alcohol harm and suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination, and uphold human rights across the lifespan.

Key partners

  • College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Fiji National University
  • St. Giles Hospital, Ministry of Health, Fiji Islands
  • Fiji Alliance for Mental Health

Fiji programs

AAMH and Fiji partners have collaborated on a variety of multilateral and bilateral programs such as:

  • Australia Awards Leadership Program “Recovery Based Training – Contesting Barriers for People with a Serious Mental Illness”
  • Key partners in “Building community mental health through strategic public partnerships in Melanesia”, a project supported through AusAID’s Public Sector Linkages Program.
  • Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship (ALAF) supported a 10 week mental health specialist training exchange from St. Giles Hospital, facilitated through the POST program.
  • Fiji is an active participant in the Asia Pacific Community Mental Health Development Project (APCMHDP): Senior leaders have attended conferences held in New Delhi, Melbourne, Bali and Beijing.
  • Royal Australian New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Scholarship for 1 month mental health specialist training exchange through the POST program,

Mental health profile of Fiji

Learn about the mental health situation in Fiji, available through the WHO Atlas Country Profile.

Fiji is also a key partner in the WHO Pacific Islands Mental Health Network (PIMHNET). Further information available here