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New found confidence through FLO: Pasifika for Life 2020-2021

More than 850 community members across the country participated in a workshop through our FLO: Pasifika for Life Suicide Prevention Programme over the last 12 months. Youth workers, teachers, creatives and many more, engaged in our FLO Talanoa education workshops, all now equipped with a new found confidence, knowing what to do and say if concerned about someone’s safety, and a greater understanding of where to access supports and services if needed.

Young people, alongside their families and wider support networks, attended Mental Wealth workshops in spaces such as schools, rugby league clubs and mentoring settings, armed with the skills to spot the warning signs if a friend was in distress.

New partnerships were forged and existing ones were strengthened through co-designed fonos, co-facilitated workshops and collective community engagements.

The team are excited to work on an array of new projects in new spaces in the new dawn. Watch this space!

 

About the author •
As Senior Manager Suicide Prevention for Le Va, Leilani currently leads the FLO Talanoa suicide prevention education programme. Leilani also has more than a decade’s experience working within the New Zealand public sector.

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.