The National Superannuation Fund (Nasfund) has partnered with 1-TOK Counselling Helpim lain to drive visibility and support in their services in PNG.
This agreement will see Nasfund as a community partner in driving visibility and campaigns to encourage Papua New Guineans to use 1-Tok Counselling as a the medium for therapy and support in areas of Family and Sexual Violence (FSV), Child Sexual Violence, Relationship issues and general mental health Awareness and support.
Speaking at the MoU partnership Nasfund General Manager Talent & Culture Mr. Vincent Lialu highlighted that Mental Health in PNG is an important agenda that needs to be addressed by organizations.
“There is currently limited visibility given to support services for victims or individual in this area.
Not many people are aware of such services where they can get information and support and COVID-19 period was the litmus test as the lock downs and uncertainty caused a lot of anxiety and discomfort amongst many Papua New Guineans.
It is our obligation as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility Program to support community partnerships that benefit our members and staff as whole.”
1-TOK counselling’s Helpline Manager Kinime Daniel expressed her gratitude towards Nasfund’s Board and Management for the timely partnership.
“This is the first time a corporate Organization in PNG has taken initiative to come on board and drive the awareness campaign as part of their community obligation.
Thank you Nasfund for once again being a leader, this time through promoting positive mental health.”
Ms. Daniel also reiterated that this will be the new mode of partnerships moving forward and is hopeful that other organizations in PNG will follow suit.
This partnership is consistent with Nasfund’s Culture & Wellbeing initiative to drive mental health support for our staff & members, and to embrace this as a working program for 2023 and onwards.