Igniting communities,
creating change

Talofa Lava, Kia Orana, Malo e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Malo ni and Kia ora koutou.

Welcome to Le Va

Our purpose is to support Pasifika families and communities to unleash their full potential and have the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes.
Will you take the Covid-19 Vaccine?

#CatchOn

Ensuring our families have trustworthy info about the COVID-19 vaccine to make an informed decision.
#CatchOn

#CatchYourself

Supporting communities to have respectful relationships in times of distress.
#CatchYourself

Suicide prevention

Igniting communities, supporting solutions, preventing suicide.
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Violence prevention

Equipping Pasifika young people and their families to live violence-free.
Atu-Mai

FLO: Pasifika for life

Equipping Pasifika families & communities to prevent suicide.
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Mental Wealth

Learning how to look after your mental health creates “Mental Wealth”.
Check in. Feel good. Stay connected.

Engaging Pasifika

New Zealand’s national Pasifika cultural competency training programme.
Find out about the EP programme

Evidence-informed national suicide prevention training

Supporting those who may be at risk of suicide to get the help they need.
LifeKeepers

GPS Satellite Seminars

Focusing on integrated solutions to achieve the best possible outcomes for Pasifika people and their families.
Growing Pasifika Solutions

Disability Support

Helping Pasifika people with disabilities to live the lives they choose.
Tools to enhance access & quality

Mental health and addiction

Supporting the workforce to meet the needs of Pasifika people and their families.
Developing the workforce

Supporting public health

Reducing inequity in health outcomes through workforce development.
Workforce Development

Our work

Rebuilding Wellbeing

Suicide Prevention

CatchYourself

Atu Mai

Aunty Dee

Mental Wealth

Showcase

Youth 2000

Life Keepers

Mana Restore

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🗣Talk to Aunty Dee.

In Aotearoa, Maori and Pacific Island youth are more likely to go to an aunty or aunty like figure to talk about their problems. But occasionally they don't feel comfortable talking to aunty either or there is no aunty, that's where Aunty Dee comes in. Aunty Dee is a free online tool for anyone who needs help working through a problem or problems.

Aunty Dee will guide you to:
✏️List your problems
💭Generate ideas
💡Find a solution

You can find Aunty Dee @ www.AuntyDee.co.nz

#AuntyDee #flo #MHAW2021
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TALK.

Talking helps us process thoughts and feelings and also helps us to reach out when we need to. 

Good communication is key to nurturing healthy relationships with friends and family, at school or at work.

Strong communication within families, friends, and peers is a protective factor and makes us resilient during tough times. 

#MHAW2021 #TOP5TACTICS #LeVaPasifika #MentalWellness

TALK.

Talking helps us process thoughts and feelings and also helps us to reach out when we need to.

Good communication is key to nurturing healthy relationships with friends and family, at school or at work.

Strong communication within families, friends, and peers is a protective factor and makes us resilient during tough times.

#MHAW2021 #top5tactics #LeVaPasifika #mentalwellness
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Everyone has mental health, just like everyone has physical health, but when you learn how to look after your mental health, we at Le Va call it ‘Mental Wealth’.

Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) has arrived and the Mental Health Awareness Foundation s theme for 2021 is Mā te kōrero, ka ora - Take time to kōrero.

This week Le Va want to share kōrero on our top 5 tactics for Pasifika Wellbeing. These 5 tactics are based on research, evidence and best practice.

Each day of MHAW we will focus in on one of the 5 tactics:
🗣Monday - Talk
⛓ Tuesday - Strong families
💞 Wednesday - Connect
🧘‍♀️ Thursday - Spirituality
🌺 Friday - Culture.

Keep an eye out for our kōrero throughout the week.

#LeVa #LeVaPasifika #MentalWealth #PasifikaWellBeing #FLO #AtuMai #LifeKeepers

Everyone has mental health, just like everyone has physical health, but when you learn how to look after your mental health, we at Le Va call it ‘Mental Wealth’.

Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) has arrived and the Mental Health Awareness Foundation 's theme for 2021 is "Mā te kōrero, ka ora - Take time to kōrero".

This week Le Va want to share kōrero on our top 5 tactics for Pasifika Wellbeing. These 5 tactics are based on research, evidence and best practice.

Each day of MHAW we will focus in on one of the 5 tactics:
🗣Monday - Talk
⛓ Tuesday - Strong families
💞 Wednesday - Connect
🧘‍♀️ Thursday - Spirituality
🌺 Friday - Culture.

Keep an eye out for our kōrero throughout the week.

#LeVa #LeVaPasifika #MentalWealth #PasifikaWellBeing #FLO #AtuMai #LifeKeepers
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🗣Talk to Aunty Dee.

In Aotearoa, Maori and Pacific Island youth are more likely to go to an aunty or aunty like figure to talk about their problems. But occasionally they don't feel comfortable talking to aunty either or there is no aunty, that's where Aunty Dee comes in. Aunty Dee is a free online tool for anyone who needs help working through a problem or problems.

Aunty Dee will guide you to:
✏️List your problems
💭Generate ideas
💡Find a solution

You can find Aunty Dee @ www.AuntyDee.co.nz

#AuntyDee #FLO
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Everyone has mental health, just like everyone has physical health, but when you learn how to look ... after your mental health, we at Le Va call it ‘Mental Wealth’.
This week Le Va want to share kōrero on our top 5 tactics for Pasifika Wellbeing.

Having a respectful relationship with your partner is good for your health. You can learn tools to ... equip yourself in the #RespectfulRelationships module at http://atumai.nz. 👏🏽

#LeVa #AtuMai

Everyone has mental health, just like everyone has physical health, but when you learn how to look ... after your mental health, we at Le Va call it ‘Mental Wealth’.
This week Le Va want to share kōrero on our top 5 tactics for Pasifika Wellbeing.

Having a respectful relationship with your partner is good for your health. You can learn tools to ... equip yourself in the #RespectfulRelationships module at http://atumai.nz. 👏🏽

#LeVa #AtuMai

Malo le soifua ma le lagi e mama! 😊

To celebrate this Mental Health Awareness Week, we have ... partnered with Mila's books, and are excited to announce that we will be hosting the launch of Tama Samoa in our Digital Va.

See you there! 🙌🏽

ONE MORE WEEK to submit applications.😊
Le Va's Pasifika Suicide Prevention Community Fund closes ... OCT 1 4:30 PM.

We invite online applications for funding for amounts between $20,000 and $100,000, including GST.
Please see https://www.leva.co.nz/suicide-prevention-fund/, for more information.

As a 2020 Le Va Pasifika Suicide Prevention Community Fund recipient ZEAL developed and delivered ... the Lupe (Dove) Project.
👉🏿Check out the original launch of the programme here: https://youtu.be/9WnO2sev2Hw

#SuicidePrevention #CommunityFund

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Rebuilding Wellbeing Support Fund

Our Le Va aiga has grown

Check out the profiles of our newest staff members Charles Lavea, Aysia Paeu-Va’afusuaga and Ella Mau. Read about their vision for Pasifika communities in Aotearoa new Zealand.

 

New research

Two new articles by Le Va are featured in the latest Journal on the disproportionate rate of suicide in indigenous communities. 

 

Journey to the Pacific

Hear what some of our Pasifika elders have to say about what it was like to migrate to Aotearoa. You’ll get to hear from Pusi Urale, Tearoa Potoru, and Tigilau Ness! For the full video, visit www.atumai.nz and complete the FREE e-learning module.

Resources

Checking In: Supporting someone who may be experiencing depression and/or anxiety

What’s on?

Registrations are now open for LifeKeepers FREE workshops and LifeKeepers e-learning. To learn more and register go to www.lifekeepers.nz

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Covid-19 Update

Face-to-face workshops will not continue while New Zealand is at Level 4. We will be in contact with all participants soon.