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.
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#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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13 hours ago

Le Va

We are stoked to introduce our team of hosts for the online Atu-Mai I AM FONOS. 🤩

I AM Cultural Identity Fonos are happening each week, but spaces are limited so get in quick to join us in the digital va!

When you register for the I AM FONO you will get the opportunity to:
👉🏾Find out what your Pasifika cultural values are and why violence is not our culture and
👉🏾Put your Pasifika cultural values into action and create your own cultural legacy statement.

Click here to sign up for our next workshop: www.leva.co.nz/training-education/atu-mai-workshops/i-am-workshop/

#Leva #AtuMai #IAM #culturalidentity
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What an amazing Team ❤💙 #AtuMai

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20 hours ago

Le Va
🌺This week we have seen many young individuals strengthen their self-worth through culture as they perform for Aotearoa at the Otago Polyfest.

We as Pasifika are able to walk through many worlds and sometimes it can be hard to navigate these worlds. But initiatives like Otago Polyfest, allow our youth to showcase and embrace their Pasifika cultures.

👉🏾Head over to DAY 5 of Otago Polyfest at Otago Polyfest and check out our youth proudly represent the Moana. 

To finish off an amazing week, TE MOANA A KIWA CONCERT will streaming live tonight at 6:00 pm with Māori and Pasifika artists🔥 👉🏾 https://www.facebook.com/events/312326773565324 

#AuntyDee #AtuMai #MentalWealth #ManaRestore

🌺This week we have seen many young individuals strengthen their self-worth through culture as they perform for Aotearoa at the Otago Polyfest.

We as Pasifika are able to walk through many worlds and sometimes it can be hard to navigate these worlds. But initiatives like Otago Polyfest, allow our youth to showcase and embrace their Pasifika cultures.

👉🏾Head over to DAY 5 of Otago Polyfest at Otago Polyfest and check out our youth proudly represent the Moana.

To finish off an amazing week, TE MOANA A KIWA CONCERT will streaming live tonight at 6:00 pm with Māori and Pasifika artists🔥 👉🏾 www.facebook.com/events/312326773565324

#AuntyDee #AtuMai #mentalwealth #manarestoreIt’s not over yet!
We have one last day of performances for Otago Polyfest 2021!
We are kicking things off at 10.15am🔥

🎬DAY 5- FRIDAY 22ND OCT 🎬

10.15 AM Rainbow Preschool
10.30 AM Punavai Ole Atamai Pre-School
10.45 AM PRIZE GIVEAWAY
11.00 AM Andersons Bay Community Kindergarten
11.15 AM Te Pā - Otago University Childcare Association- Te Puna
11.30 AM Sawyer’s Bay Playcentre
12.00 PM Sawyers Bay School- Kapa Haka group
12.15 PM Warrington School
12.30 PM BREAK FOR LUNCH
12.45 PM Mornington School
1.00 PM Kaikorai School- Kaikorai Tuakana
1.15 PM North East Valley

Join us back here at 6pm for our TE MOANANUI A KIWA CONCERT🎤
It will be live streamed direct from our Facebook page.
The perfect way to start your long weekend!
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The #EngagingPasifika (EP) Cultural Competency programme refresh is complete! We are currently ... delivering EP Live via Zoom, if you are interested, check out our schedule & register or email EngagingPasifika@leva.co.nz for more info.
#EngagingPasifika
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LM0x69WVi8

Le Va's Faiva Ora Community Innovation Fund is now open! We are looking for community-based ... initiatives that enable Pasifika people with disabilities to enhance participation, reduce stigma & increase access to support.

If this sounds like you, click here https://www.leva.co.nz/our-work/disability-support/innovation-fund/?fbclid=IwAR11MtGLg9SGxOwQBxNE0D3caVtzj3lG9QlQRWInSlwT8cEw8q2JvNKzkMo

The #EngagingPasifika (EP) Cultural Competency programme refresh is complete! We are currently ... delivering EP Live via Zoom, if you are interested, check out our schedule & register or email EngagingPasifika@leva.co.nz for more info.
#EngagingPasifika
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LM0x69WVi8

Le Va's Faiva Ora Community Innovation Fund is now open! We are looking for community-based ... initiatives that enable Pasifika people with disabilities to enhance participation, reduce stigma & increase access to support.

If this sounds like you, click here https://www.leva.co.nz/our-work/disability-support/innovation-fund/?fbclid=IwAR11MtGLg9SGxOwQBxNE0D3caVtzj3lG9QlQRWInSlwT8cEw8q2JvNKzkMo

It's times like this we need to maintain our wellbeing.
Many of us can experience anxiety when faced... with a new or unknown situation, or when a stressful event happens, but there are ways to work through this.

Find out more here https://www.leva.co.nz/.../2020/09/RW-Anxiety-English_f.pdf

#MentalWealth

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Violence is not our culture. Thanks for sharing your inspiring story Peter Joseph & for supporting our Fathers Fono

We are grateful to ACC for funding our Atu-Mai programme & supporting our Pasifika communities to find their own solutions

#LeVa #AtuMai

Le Va will be taking applications for the 'Futures that work Pasifika Mental health and Addictions ... Scholarship Programme' on the 1st of Nov 2021 & will close on the 1st of Feb 2022 at 5pm.
For more information, https://www.leva.co.nz/scholarships
#LevaPasifika #FuturesthatworkScholarships

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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.