October 14, 2012
THERE are concerns for the mental health of asylum seekers detained on Nauru’s processing centre, after three men harmed themselves in the facility in as many days.
An Iranian man attempted self-harm on Thursday, while another two Iranians did the same on Saturday, an Immigration Department spokesman told AAP.
No further details were available due to privacy reasons.
“Medical and mental health support is obviously available to all clients on that facility,” the spokesman said on Sunday.
Under the government’s new offshore processing regime, 254 asylum seekers have been transferred to Nauru, while Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island is expected to start receiving transfers in the coming weeks.