Le Va – igniting communities, creating change
Welcome to Le Va. Our work helps Pasifika people reach their full potential so that our families and communities can flourish and thrive in Aotearoa.
We're a non-government organisation that walks alongside individuals, families, communities and services to provide the resources, tools, information and support they need for the best possible health, wellbeing and social outcomes.
All our work is co-created with the people who use services, our cultural knowledge holders and Pasifika thought leaders.
Within our website you will find more information about the programmes of work we lead in mental health and addiction, disability, public health, suicide prevention and education, as well as in sport and with churches.
- Please browse our library for the latest information and research.
- If you are considering a career in health, we’ve got a range of career profiles that will inspire your journey and a series of moving healing stories from the people we have the privilege to work alongside.
- We have also developed a range of resources and information to improve services and support the workforce. These are yours to download and use for free.
|How the workforce centres are supporting you - April - June 2016
Hot off the press, the latest update on a range of initiatives and activities to support your workforce development needs from Le Va and our fellow mental health and addiction workforce centres – The Werry Centre, Te Pou and Matua Raki. Download your copy today (PDF).
|When life suxs - talk to Aunty Dee, she'll help you figure out your problems
Le Va is excited to launch a new wellbeing app for young people called Aunty Dee. If your problems are getting you down, messing you up or just plain stressing you out, talk to Aunty Dee - she'll help you figure out your problems. Aunty Dee doesn't provide all the answers, she'll guide you to think about and explore your problems in a structured way. Best of all, Aunty Dee is free. Check out Aunty Dee today!
|FLO Talanoa - community facilitator training, Wellington and Dunedin - May 2016
Want to learn more about suicide prevention and lead action in your community? FLO Talanoa, our Pasifika suicide prevention education programme may be for you. We train Pasifika facilitators to deliver free information and education workshops in their communities. We're planning workshops in May in Wellington and Dunedin. Dates and venues are still to be confirmed, but you can register your interest at email@example.com or ring 09 261 3490 for more info.
Le Va launches Pasifika media guidelines for reporting suicide in New Zealand