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Prioritise Mental Health: Youth Champs

It’s sad to see that youths don’t know how big and massive the impact of suicide is: Paul Volau The first mentoring workshop focused specifically on mental health and suicide
18 Sep 2016 08:00
Prioritise Mental Health: Youth Champs
Youth Champs for Mental Health during their mentoring workshop at Toorak, Suva yeasterday. Photo: Mere Satakala

It’s sad to see that youths don’t know how big and massive the impact of suicide is: Paul Volau

The first mentoring workshop focused specifically on mental health and suicide prevention was held in Suva on Friday.

The three-day workshop was conducted by Youth Champs for Mental Health with 17 students from eight different schools in Suva.

According to the groups President Lionel Rogers, mental health should be made a priority by every individual in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders.

The mentoring workshop will be conducting similar trainings for secondary schools in Lautoka and Labasa. The training was funded by the Direct Aid Programme under DFAT (Australian government).

For Year 13 pupil, Paul Volau of Jai Narayan College, the training was very helpful in how to combat suicidal thoughts and setting up peer support groups.

“It’s sad to see that youths don’t know how big and massive the impact of suicide is,” said Mr Volau.

Mr Volau will go back to his school and be able to disseminate all that he’s learnt.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

Feedback:  mere.satakala@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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