Le Va


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. 

What's new

Le Va launches Pasifika media guidelines for reporting suicide in New Zealand
Pasifika media can play a key role in leading safe messaging in reporting suicide to our Pasifika communities. These guidelines have been co-created with 23 Pasifika media organisations, Le Va and respected Pasifika journalist Sandra Kailahi. Find out more about the guidelines and download your free copy in our resource library, which includes a 90-second whiteboard video overview.  

Register NOW for GPS 2016, 20-22 April
Secure your place at this year's GPS conference. Registrations are now open, and we've just announced the first of our keynote speakers. You can also check out the pre-conference and conference programmes, and the great work of our Youth Action Komiti. We promise you will be challenged, surprised, touched, empowered and inspired.  Spaces are limited! Register today!

It's scholarship time again!
Le Va is pleased to announce that applications are NOW OPEN for the 2016 Pacific Mental Health and Addiction Scholarships. Check out our scholarships page for eligibility information and application forms. Closing date is Friday, 4 March. 

FLO Talanoa - community facilitator training, 23-24 February, Auckland
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. For more information, visit our event calendar where you can download and complete the Expression of Interest form (PDF) or ring 09 261 3490 for more info.

Le Va has produced a digital resource called B.R.A.V.E. that gives voice to our Pasifika young people, who are making a plea for you to listen to their advice on how to prevent suicide. Be B.R.A.V.E. and together we can help give hope. Please feel free to share this video with your networks. B.R.A.V.E is part of Le Va’s free Pasifika Suicide prevention community education programme. Contact us for more info