The Nauru government says there's been an upswing in mood at Australia's asylum seeker camp on the island after officials started processing claims last week.
A team from Australia began work a week ago to assess the 400 men's claims for refugee status.
The asylum seekers have staged hunger strikes and lip stitching protests at the camp over Canberra's offshore processing policy.
A Nauru government spokesman, Rod Henshaw, says the mood has changed significantly in the last week.
"There's been a marked downturn in self-harm, voluntary starvations and the like and I think this has provided a psychological boost because at least they can see something is happening and it's happening in a timely fashion."