Le Va


Le Va – igniting communities, creating change

Le Va’s purpose is to create opportunities for Pacific families and communities to flourish through embracing Pacific solutions.  

Le Va takes a holistic perspective to flourishing and wellbeing - encompassing the physical, mental, social, environmental and spiritual dimensions of wellbeing. This is reflected in Le Va’s diverse portfolio across Pacific mental health, addiction, disability, public health, general health, suicide prevention, education, as well as in sport and with local government.

Le Va has developed a range of resources and information to improve services and support the workforce.

Browse our library for the latest information and research, and read inspiring career profiles from the sector - that's you!

What's new

Register your interest for one-off suicide prevention research fund
Registration of interest is now open for a one-off research fund into suicide prevention for Maori and Pacific communities, as part of the national Waka Hourua programme. The call for expressions of interest follows the Strategic Research Agenda's launch at a Maori leadership forum last week.
Registrations of interest are invited until 8 April - click here to find out more.

GPS 2.0 GPS 2.0 themes - it's time to talk
GPS 2.0 brought 350 people together from across sectors to share how we are ‘Growing Pacific Solutions’ for our families. Strong messages included a call for strengthening collective action, focus on specific cultural, ethnic, rainbow and youth approaches and that "it’s time to talk." Read more.

Connect with Le Va on Twitter!
Le Va is now on Twitter - connect with us to keep up to date with the latest initiatives, programmes, news and views that make a difference for Pacific families and communities. We'd be pleased to hear from you.

Suicide prevention programme for Maori and Pacific communities - read more
Le Va is pleased to be part of Waka Hourua, the national suicide prevention programme for Maori and Pacific communities, in partnership with Te Rau Matatini. Read more about the programme, including how to apply for the $2million one-off Waka Hourua community fund, to support families, whanau, hapu, iwi and community groups to design and implement suicide prevention intiatives in their own communities.

The journey towards Pacific families flourishing in New Zealand
Le Va was recently profiled in Pacific Peoples' Health magazine, where chief executive Monique Faleafa talked about how a strengths-based approach to embracing Pacific solutions and collective responsibility will lead to a greater positive state of mental health among families. Read the full article (PDF, 1.65MB).