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

Le Va logo. Vacancies @ Le Va
We are looking for an outstanding senior person to fill the role of senior project coordinator. Check out the job ad and position description for further details.
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.
New Zealand's first Pasifika suicide prevention programme
Le Va is pleased to work alongside Maori health organisation Te Rau Matatini to deliver New Zealand's first Pacific suicide prevention programme. Read more about our suicide prevention work programme and how you can get involved.
NRL image. Pasifika wellbeing at the NRL
Le Va is partnering with the NRL to provide more holistic support to league players through its welfare and education programme. Learn more about our project with the NRL and watch Tagata Pasifika's update on the NRL from our GPS 2.0 conference held in March this year.
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 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.

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).