• New Mental Health Regional Framework

    WHO has published the Regional Framework for the future of mental health in the Western Pacific 2023-2030 in June. The Framework overall aims are to promote the highest level of mental health for all people in the Region, and was  endorsed by the Regional Committee for the Western Pacific in October... Read more

  • Creating Futures 2021

    The 8th conference for Creating Futures is online from 21-22 July 2021. With central sites at Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa, FSM, Kiribati, PNG, Tonga and Solomon Islands, CF21 is an exciting new model of online engagement for the region. Over eighteen years Creating Futures has evolved from a conference to... Read more

  • Suicide risk and prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic

    While the current context is different and evolving, previous experiences with pandemics will indicate that preventing suicide needs urgent consideration within the COVID-19 Response. The Lancet reportsthat suicide is likely to become a more pressing concern as the pandemic spreads and has... Read more

  • Collaboration the Key: Art making and mental health in Fiji

    Introducing art making activities on an ongoing basis was well received by mental health stakeholders in Fiji, who attended regular art making sessions, and were engaged in the art exhibition. The project aligned with Ministry of Health and Medical Services programs and commitment to improving access... Read more

  • 2018 grant round- Opportunity for mental health training

    The 2018 Thomas Trauer Grant has been announced through St Vincent's Foundation, with grants of $10,000 available. St. Vincent’s Foundation invites project proposals for activities which support mental health priorities in low resource settings and encourage any inquiries, ideas and questions about... Read more

  • 2015 APEC Roundtable on Mental Health

    Nearly 100 health officials, mental health experts, academic and private sector representatives from 16 APEC member economies attended the recent 2015 APEC Roundtable on Mental Health, held on 25 August in Manila. This historic Roundtable underscores the growing understand of the vital role of mental... Read more