Igniting communities,
creating change

Talofa Lava, Kia Orana, Mālō e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Mālō 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.

Violence prevention

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

Le Va for Youth

Dedicated to Pasifika youth to care for your wellbeing.
Le Va for Youth

FLO: Pasifika for Life

Equipping Pasifika families and communities to prevent suicide.
View the FLO knowledge bank

life keepers

Evidence-informed national suicide prevention training

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

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

Scholarships

Futures that Work Scholarships

Growing Pasifika talent in the mental health and addiction workforce.
#FuturesThatWork

#CatchYourself

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

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

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

GPS Satellite Seminars

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

Our work

Rebuilding Wellbeing

Suicide Prevention

CatchYourself

Atu Mai

Aunty Dee

Mental Wealth

Showcase

Youth 2000

Life Keepers

Mana Restore

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2 hours ago

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Its always a pleasure to talanoa with our Pasifika youth, especially our young men who illustrate a desire to learn. 

Today we facilitated the Atu-Mai Respectful Relationships workshop to these young Pasifika men from One Tree Hill College NZ. ☺️

Its not always easy discussing heavy topics, but we are proud of the way these young men supported each other while the fala was open. 

Vinaka!

#LeVa #AtuMai #RespectfulRelationships #ViolenceIsNotOurCulture

It's always a pleasure to talanoa with our Pasifika youth, especially our young men who illustrate a desire to learn.

Today we facilitated the Atu-Mai Respectful Relationships workshop to these young Pasifika men from One Tree Hill College NZ. ☺️

It's not always easy discussing heavy topics, but we are proud of the way these young men supported each other while the fala was open.

Vinaka!

#Leva #AtuMai #respectfulrelationships #ViolenceIsNotOurCulture
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3 hours ago

Le Va
Le Va is sponsoring the New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) documentary, A Boy Called Piano. The documentary was inspired by the stage play A Boy Called Piano by Fa’amoana John Luafutu & Tom McCory.

The film explores the journey of Fa’amoana John Luafutu and his experiences alongside thousands of other children in state care in the 1960s.  This kaupapa looks at the intergenerational impacts of Fa’amoana’s experiences on his son and grandson.  It’s a survival story and empowers other survivors to reclaim their own stories and support their pathways to healing. 

A Boy Called Piano premiered at the NZIFF on 3rd of August in Auckland.  A further six screenings are also scheduled in Christchurch, Wellington, and Dunedin.  Each screening is followed by a talanoa session with Fa’amoana Luafutu and The Conch team.  

Le Va will partner again with the organisers to reach local community audiences.   The film screening will be followed by an October schedule of 16 theater shows in six locations around New Zealand.  The theater tour will visit Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Oamaru, Christchurch, and Napier from the 4th of October - 29th of October, 2022.

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Le Va is sponsoring the New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) documentary, A Boy Called Piano. The documentary was inspired by the stage play A Boy Called Piano by Fa’amoana John Luafutu & Tom McCory.

The film explores the journey of Fa’amoana John Luafutu and his experiences alongside thousands of other children in state care in the 1960s. This kaupapa looks at the intergenerational impacts of Fa’amoana’s experiences on his son and grandson. It’s a survival story and empowers other survivors to reclaim their own stories and support their pathways to healing.

A Boy Called Piano premiered at the NZIFF on 3rd of August in Auckland. A further six screenings are also scheduled in Christchurch, Wellington, and Dunedin. Each screening is followed by a talanoa session with Fa’amoana Luafutu and The Conch team.

Le Va will partner again with the organisers to reach local community audiences. The film screening will be followed by an October schedule of 16 theater shows in six locations around New Zealand. The theater tour will visit Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Oamaru, Christchurch, and Napier from the 4th of October - 29th of October, 2022.

#LeVa #AtuMai #StandingTogetherAgainstViolence #ViolenceIsNotOurCulture
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3 days ago

Le Va
Kia Orāna

Our Atu-Mai Violence prevention programme is based on the Cook Islands proverb 
I te Aro’a atu, I te aro’a mai - love flowing inwards, love flowing outwards.

When we treat others with compassion, kindness and respect, we will receive the same in return. This reflects one of our core Pasifika values, reciprocity. 

Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani – Happy Cook Islands Language Week

#Leva #AtuMai

Kia Orāna

Our Atu-Mai Violence prevention programme is based on the Cook Islands proverb
"I te Aro’a atu, I te aro’a mai" - love flowing inwards, love flowing outwards.

When we treat others with compassion, kindness and respect, we will receive the same in return. This reflects one of our core Pasifika values, reciprocity.

Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani – Happy Cook Islands Language Week

#Leva #AtuMai
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Our #LifeKeepers team have a busy ...year ahead, bringing free suicide prevention training to communities across Aotearoa. We have a number of workshops open for registrations at http://www.lifekeepers.nz now, & more will be announced in coming weeks.

‘Ikai ha to’a ‘e tu’u tokotaha - no warrior stands alone🇹🇴

We are deeply concerned ...for the people of Tonga as they recover from the aftermath of the volcanic eruption & tsunami. Le Va are on standby to provide support. Please reach out for emotional support & lets pray for Tonga

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Our #LifeKeepers team have a busy ...year ahead, bringing free suicide prevention training to communities across Aotearoa. We have a number of workshops open for registrations at http://www.lifekeepers.nz now, & more will be announced in coming weeks.

‘Ikai ha to’a ‘e tu’u tokotaha - no warrior stands alone🇹🇴

We are deeply concerned ...for the people of Tonga as they recover from the aftermath of the volcanic eruption & tsunami. Le Va are on standby to provide support. Please reach out for emotional support & lets pray for Tonga

Getting the right amount makes a massive difference in how you feel. Experts say you’re going to ...need between 8.5 to 12 hours a night.

Proper sleep means you can start the day with a brain that’s switched on and ready to go.

#AuntyDee #FLO

New year, new habits. Proper sleep means you can start the day with a brain that’s switched on ...and ready to go. Let's get our sleep right.

#FLO #AuntyDee

Our #LifeKeepers team are pleased to announce that we are currently re-scheduling our delayed ...workshops from 2021 Lockdown! If you were previously enrolled, youll be hearing from us again very shortly!

Visit http://www.lifekeepers.nz for upcoming dates in your area!

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Futures that Work Scholarships

Applications are now closed for the 2022 Futures that Work Scholarships. Find out how these scholarships can help you study for a qualification in mental health or addiction support services.

 

Supporting our Pasifika GPs

Le Va is proud to be partnering with the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) Pasifika Chapter to bring to life Fatu o le Ola, a Pasifika approach to wellbeing for our Pasifika GPs.

 

Fathers Fono workshops open

Registrations are now open for our next Fathers Fono parenting workshop, aimed at bringing our Pasifika fathers together and supporting each other to be the best Dads we can be.

Resources

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

What’s on?

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

What’s on?

Browse upcoming events run by Le Va to enhance impact in workforce development, suicide prevention, violence prevention, public health and cultural competency.

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.