Global Professional School

Fiji

Fiji - Mental health capacity building in a diverse regional setting (Fiji) with Australian undergraduate nursing students.

Tour Leader - Dr. Anne Churchill, Lecturer, Nursing

Students enrolled in Federation University Mental Health Nursing will focus their work at St Giles Psychiatric Hospital - a small psychiatric hospital and community mental health service in Suva, Fiji. Students will also participate in Drug and Alcohol awareness Units and Mental health support services in Fiji. This placement will present students with a unique opportunity for knowledge exchange and understanding of vulnerability, illness, stigma, isolation, social acceptance and social justice including the observation of a currently developing mental health care system impacted by under-funding and diverse social constraints.

The benefits will enhance students’ personal capacity for being social and cultural agents of acceptance and change along with an understanding of varied mental health treatments in the Indo-Pacific region.

Length of tour - 3 weeks

Excepted travel date - November / December 2022

Cost of tour (approx.) - $5,000.00 per student*

NCP funding available - $3,000.00 per student

Staff contacts (more info) - Dr. Anne Churchill annie.churchill@federation.edu.au

2022 Fiji Flyer (pdf, 2177kb)

* Cost includes flights and transport, insurance, accommodation, program fees and most meals - these costs are approximate at time of printing and will be confirmed prior to final student offering.