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283 stories in our archive.

Unite, to ignite the hope – Sharing the FLO of life in Rarotonga

During the month of July 2017, the FLO team were warmly hosted by the Cook Islands Ministry of Health, to share and deliver our FLO Talanoa suicide prevention education workshop.

Published July 27, 2017
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Tackling the big issues – cultural competency in sport for better wellbeing

The World in Union (New Zealand) Conference brought together researchers, practitioners, educators, administrators, high performance and the odd ex-player here and there. This year’s theme was ‘Tackling the big issues, Passing on Knowledge. Kicking it forward’

Published July 5, 2017
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Pacific Youth Parliament simulation – our young poly-ticians feedback

This year the Pacific Youth Parliamentary simulation event lead by the PYLAT Council developed its own Bill which included advocating for compulsory mental health education in schools.

Published July 5, 2017
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Meet Me Halfway – Collaborative live talk events on intergenerational communication

Le Va’s research shows that Pasifika families and communities thrive when older and younger generations communicate well, and take time to understand each other. It’s when there is a communication breakdown between the generations that it can lead to distress, relationship breakdowns or even tear families apart.

Published July 4, 2017
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Connecting in with New Zealand’s Public Health leaders

Le Va staff members Apollo Taito and Abba Fidow were fortunate to engage with 20 of New Zealand’s public health leaders about the relevance and application of Pasifika values in public health, and the challenges and strengths of ensuring those values are aligned to service delivery.

Published July 4, 2017
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Pasifika Workforce Prioritising Suicide Prevention

The purpose of the GPS Satellite Seminars is to support and equip our Pasifika mental health and addiction workforce with integrated solutions that support services and people to achieve the best possible outcomes for Pasifika people and their families.

Published July 4, 2017
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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.