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Improving frontline mental health services in Fiji

  • Amount funded: £8,036
  • Year: 2022
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Locations: Fiji
  • Grant stream: Capacity strengthening grants
Issue

Building Innate Resilience Through Hearts (BIRTH) provide vital frontline services to people experiencing mental health problems and additional capacity would enable them to expand and improve this work.

Project partners
Building Innate Resilience Through Hearts Fiji
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How we are helping

We are working with BIRTH to increase their organisational effectiveness so the mental health of vulnerable Fijians can be protected and improved.

About the project

The Foundation’s capacity strengthening grants stream supports smaller Commonwealth civil society organisations in smaller Member States, building their expertise and enhancing their capacity to influence policy.

We are working with BIRTH so they can increase their organisational effectiveness and improve service delivery. Part of this work will involve developing standard operating procedures and mental health treatment plans

The key actions for this project are: 

  • Developing policies for counselling ethics and standard operating procedures for counselling
  • Delivering staff training to strengthen service delivery
  • Developing a communications and networking plan
  • Developing a step-by-step treatment plan for mental health that will be taught to all staff
  • Developing monitoring and evaluation tools

The grant will train staff to undertake core processes more effectively. It will develop a community of professionals and volunteers who are informed, passionate and committed agents of change. Ultimately, BIRTH will be able to assist a greater number of vulnerable people in the community with improved and better-targeted services.

Project Partners
Building Innate Resilience Through Hearts Fiji

Building Innate Resilience Through Hearts (BIRTH) provides vital frontline wrap-around services to those experiencing mental health challenges, domestic violence and abuse. They also deliver humanitarian aid support and community awareness and training programmes. Additional capacity would enable them to expand and improve this work.

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