Le Va


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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

Faiva Ora. Faiva Ora National Leadership Group - call for members
Are you a Pacific person with a disability, a carer or someone who works for disability support services? Find out more about joining the leadership group, and download an application form if you think this could be you. Applications close 12 January 2015.
How the workforce development centres are supporting you
For mental health, addiction and suicide prevention, Le Va works with national workforce centres Te Pou, Te Rau Matatini, The Werry Centre and Matua Raki. Read an overview of workforce centre activities for 2014-15. We have also developed a range of resources and information to improve services and support the workforce.
Futures that work. 2015 scholarship applications open now!
Le Va mental health and addiction scholarship applications for 2015 are now open. Check out the eligibility criteria and download an application form today. Applications close 20 February 2015.
NRL. Leadership conference providing support for Pacific NRL players
With another NRL season just completed, the league often turns to issues such as player welfare. Le Va attended and supported their recent conference in Sydney, focused on mental health and leadership. Check out the clip from Tagata Pasifika.
Organisational Guidelines for Disability Support Services. Organisational Guidelines for Disability Support Services: Working with Pasifika People with Disabilities and their Families
Le Va has developed New Zealand’s first organisational cultural competency guideline. Its purpose is to provide organisational guidance to disability support services working with Pasifika people to ensure the delivery of high quality support, and improve access to disability support services amongst Pacific communities.
Healing Stories. Le Va launches Healing Stories
Healing Stories is a series of digital stories from Pasifika communities, emphasising the message that suicide is preventable and lives can be saved.

Connect with Le Va on social media!
Le Va is now on Twitter and Facebook. 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.