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

World Suicide Prevention Day: Pasifika for Life
September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day, and Le Va is acknowledging the courageous efforts that our communities across New Zealand carry out every day to prevent suicide for Pasifika people.
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.
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 FLO: Pasifika for Life 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.

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.