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‘Lifting Limits’ was the name the GPS Youth Action Komiti gave the conference’s public health and disability workshop stream, and it was incredibly appropriate, allowing those present to look at meaningful solutions to youth-related issues across these sectors so that boundaries could be challenged.
Le Va’s purpose is to support Pasifika families and communities to unleash their full potential, and the workshop held recently for the 2016 Pacific Mental Health and Addictions Scholarship recipients was very much aligned to this purpose!
An update from the April meeting of the Faiva Ora National Leadership Group.
Suicide and violence prevention stream: A research overview of factors associated with Pasifika youth suicide – bullying, cyber bullying and self-harming behaviour
A brief summary of the research presented at the #GPS2016 conference, exploring several major contributing factors associated with Pasifika youth suicide – bullying, cyber bullying and self-harming behaviour.
Three weeks on and the positive vibes of #GPS2016 continue to ripple, reaching far wider than we had imagined. When we were asked to help organise the conference last year, we imagined a one-off event where we would attend, say, do and feel some amazing things, then go back to our normal lives and continue as per usual. The amazing things did happen, but life hasn’t gone back to its normal self.
Highlights and reflections on #GPS2016 from Youth Action Komiti members.