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Building a robust Pacific health workforce can have a positive impact on Pacific health outcomes, according to Le Va chief executive Denise Kingi-U’lu’ave. But to do this, leadership is required.
These awards also recognise that each recipient has the potential to feature among the best and to be leaders in the mental health and addiction sector.
Pacific Mental Health and Addiction services have been awarded funding from Le Va Rebuilding Wellbeing Support Fund to address difficulties of Covid-19.
Le Va held three Growing Pasifika Solutions (GPS) satellites in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland. They were smaller versions of the GPS satellite seminars, with the view of having focused regional working groups satellites. The GPS sessions were facilitated by Le Va CE, Denise Kingi-Uluave, and Apollo Taito, senior manager for mental health and addiction.
Supported by the Ministry of Health’s Suicide Prevention office, the Le Va Pasifika Suicide Prevention Community Fund aims to empower Pasifika families and communities to prevent suicide and to respond effectively if and when a suicide occurs
With the support of an external panel, Le Va have concluded on the list of recipients to these 18 initiatives in New Zealand.