FLO: Pasifika for Life 2014-2015
Le Va’s FLO: Pasifika for Life suicide prevention programme has achieved three outcome areas over the past year.
- Ensuring our Pasifika communities are informed with the right information.
- Equipping them with the right tools, education and resources.
- Empowering our communities to lead their own solutions for addressing suicide.
Le Va developed the evidence based FLO programme in consultation with more than 400 Pasifika community leaders through more than 15 fono around Aotearoa in 2014. Relevant resources in plain English and Pasifika languages were developed and disseminated to more than 2,700 Pasifika groups working together for suicide prevention. Research is also funded and supported to ensure we are accumulatively building knowledge to inform solutions to suicide prevention.
The FLO team developed and trialled New Zealand’s first national suicide prevention education programme for Pasifika communities – FLO Talanoa. FLO Talanoa is led by communities for communities and is a call for action. Read Leilani’s blog about the first facilitator training in Hawke’s Bay, what the programme is about and how to register your interest. You can also read more from Leilani about the FLO Talanoa digital resource called B.R.A.V.E. which has been viewed by more than 70,000 people through social media!
5,000 people have been directly engaged across our 17 community-funded initiatives, with these programmes collectively reaching more than 300,000 people. Read more about these in detail in Yvonne Kainuku-Walsh’s blog. Our national FLO ambassadors network also assists with national coordination and locally-led solutions.