Le Va is a programme within Te Pou, New Zealand's National Centre of Mental Health Research, Information and Workforce Development. We work across programmes and contribute to projects to ensure Pasifika is infused throughout all of our work. Check out the Te Pou website for up-to-date, quality information, tools and resources.
Health Workforce New Zealand
Health Workforce New Zealand leads and co-ordinates the planning and development of New Zealand’s health and disability workforce. The information about working in health and the career support is a great resource.
This website has a lot of information about health careers, whether you are in the health sector, just starting out, taking a break, working overseas or working in New Zealand. We like the profiles and stories - especially around allied health specialties.
Primary Mental Health
The Ministry of Health’s primary mental health and addiction website provides useful resources about primary mental health and addiction for the workforce, academics and consumers.
The Werry Centre
The Werry Centre incorporates workforce development for the child and adolescent mental health sector workforce as well as teaching and research in the child and adolescent mental health field.
A national workforce development programme funded by the Ministry of Health. Its mission is to support the specialist addiction treatment workforce and related workforces responding to people with alcohol and drug issues.
Te Rau Matatini
Te Rau Matatini supports Maori workforce development to enhance whanau ora, mental health and wellbeing. TRM provide national and local workforce policy, research, training, career advancement, bursary programmes, scholarships and more.
Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (DAPAANZ)
Anyone with an interest in addiction treatment can apply for membership. Membership confers the belonging to a professional organisation with a code of ethics and the opportunity to contribute to the development of the addiction treatment workforce.
Alcohol Advisory Council
This website provides resources and information that encourages safe drinking and to minimise the harm that results from alcohol misuse in our communities, families and whanau. A variety of resources in Pacific languages are also available from the ALAC website.
Pasifika Alcohol and Drug Helpline
The Alcohol Drug Helpline is on a path to improving the range and quality of services to Pacific people. Working with Pacific agencies and our cultural advisors, the helpline is seeking to provide a culturally affirming service, utilise resources specifically for Pacific people, and refer callers to services developed for and by Pacific people when requested.
Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation works toward creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health and wellbeing. Check out their excellent resources.
Pasifikology is New Zealand’s first official national Pacific psychology network and is supported by Le Va. Pasifikology have a shared vision of growing the Pacific psychologist workforce, sharing knowledge and information, and ensuring that psychology is relevant for Pacific people in New Zealand.
Disability Workforce Development at Te Pou
Disability Workforce Development at Te Pou is a programme dedicated to supporting workforce development for frontline disability support staff. Le Va works alongside this team and assists in supporting and facilitating access to leadership and training resources for the sector.
Ministry of Health Disability Support Services
This website includes information on the role of Disability Support Services within the Ministry of Health, the disability support services funded by the Ministry of Health, current projects and programmes and information for those contracting with them. It also provides some useful links to disability support services not funded by the Ministry of Health.
Office of Disability Issues
The Office for Disability Issues is responsible for promoting the implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy, and monitoring actions to enable the participation and inclusion of disabled people in our society. They provide a focus on disability issues in government, lead cross-sector policy and provide support to the Minister for Disability Issues.
Vaka Tautua is jointly owned by PIASS and Malologa Trusts, and provides disability, mental health, older peoples and other support services for Pacific peoples. Vaka Tautua also offers shared management services to its parent trusts and other NGOs.
WEKA (What Everyone Keeps Asking) Disabilities
Weka is New Zealand's disability information website, for people with disabilities, their families, whanau and caregivers, health professionals and disability information providers.
Community Net Aotearoa
Community Net Aotearoa is an information sharing resource for New Zealand community and voluntary groups. Here you'll find guides, news and tools for and by clubs, groups, charities, trusts, hapu and iwi.
CCS Disability Action
Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand
Hearing Association, NZ
National Foundation for the Deaf
New Zealand Federation of Disability Information Centres
Parent to Parent NZ
People First New Zealand Inc (Wellington)
Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind
Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs
Social and economic prosperity for Pacific peoples.
Pacific Health at the Ministry of Health
This website provides information on the Ministry of Health's dedicated work programme to achieve health and wellbeing for Pacific peoples, as well as resources and publications relevant for Pacific health.
Pacific Heartbeat (PHB) is a community health promotion initiative of Heart Foundation of New Zealand to address the high rates of cardiovascular disease among Pacific peoples. PHB aims to make a difference to these statistics by encouraging and supporting individuals and community groups to make positive lifestyle changes.
Pacific Islands Polynesian Education Foundation
On behalf of the Ministry of Education, the Pacific Islands Polynesian Education Foundation promotes and encourages the better education of Polynesians and provides financial assistance for Polynesian people undertaking tertiary study in New Zealand.
Pacific Research Protocol
The purpose of this document is to outline suggested protocols for university researchers in relation to research involving Pacific peoples in the Otago-Southland region, the rest of New Zealand, and, more generally, in the islands of Oceania.
Pasifika Medical Association
Pasifika Medical Association was formed in 1996 as an Incorporated Society. It was established by a group of Pacific medical professionals who identified a need for an association which brought together and provided a forum for Pacific doctors, medical students and other health professionals.
Penina Health Trust
Penina Health Trust (formally known as Penina Pacific Health Ltd) began operations in March 2001. Penina Health Trust specialises in supporting Pacific peoples who experiences mental illness and their families. Although we specialise in meeting the needs of Pacific peoples, at Penina Health Trust, we believe that the models by which we deliver our services should also be available to all who choose to access these supports.
Public Health Workforce Development
This website offers information and resources about public health and public health workforce development. It also offers insights about and opportunities in public health careers. Choose a career that makes a difference to community health and wellbeing in New Zealand.
TaPasefika Health Trust
The first Pacific primary health organisation (PHO) to be established in New Zealand, TaPasefika, started as a tripartite relationship between Health Star Pacific Trust, Health Pacifica Doctors and South Seas Healthcare, and now includes Mangere Family Doctors.
The Health and Disability Commissioner
The Health and Disability Commissioner is an independent agency set up to promote and protect the rights of consumers who use health and disability services, help resolve problems between consumers and providers of health and disability services and improve the quality of healthcare and disability services. The Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights applies to all health and disability services in New Zealand.
Vakaola - Pacific Community Health
Vakaola - Pacific Community Health is a community mental health support provider which operates two offices in Lower Hutt and Porirua.