Sonia Pope

Colossians 3:17 ‘And whatever you do, whether in word or in deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ giving thanks to God our Father through him. All praise and glory to God first and foremost.’ I am a Tongan / Niuean woman who proudly...

Nicolas Cao

Talofa lava, my name is Nicholas Cao. I am a second-generation New Zealand-born Samoan with Irish ancestry, raised in Manurewa, South Auckland. My grandfather hails from the village of Safotu, Savai’i, and both he and my grandmother migrated to New Zealand in...

Sophina Vilisoni-Heather

I am the LifeKeepers project coordinator and provide administrative support for our national suicide prevention programme. In my previous roles I have supported hapū māmā and coached taiohi (youth). I hail from the Cook Islands and Niue.

Tamara Lawson

I am the LifeKeepers suicide prevention senior project coordinator at Le Va. I bring more than 13 years’ experience working across the health and social services sectors. I hail from Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa from Ngāti Kuri, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, Tahiti and...

Heather Hammond

Tēnā koe, My journey began in the rural community of Whakatau, nestled on the beautiful Heretaunga Plains of Te Matau-a-Māui. I whakapapa to Ngāti Tūwharetoa. I am the Project Manager for New Zealand’s national suicide prevention programmes, LifeKeepers and Mana...

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.