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New knowledge bank web resource for Pasifika communities

Le Va is redeveloping a new resource for Pasifika communities which will provide easier access to better information about suicide prevention.

This resource will replace our current suicide prevention web pages, and will bring together information and evidence in an ‘all you need to know’ approach to empower Pasifika individuals, families, friends and community members in suicide prevention. 

This go-to web resource will equip our community with knowledge through an evidence-based guide in simple language about what to say, what to do, what to look and listen for, and where to get help in a variety of suicide-related contexts.  

The content is written especially for Pasifika families, friends and community members who:

  • may be worried about someone at risk of suicide
  • need support after a suicide attempt 
  • have been impacted by a death by suicide.  

Some of the content is written specifically for parents, for friends and for concerned community members. The latest Pasifika suicide facts and statistics are provided, as well as information about Pasifika suicide research.   

A comprehensive list of the services available to help Pasifika peoples will be provided, including brief explanations about what services offer, a list of Pasifika-specific services, as well as assistance with how to navigate multiple options. Web-based and phone-based supports are listed and there is a particular focus on:

  • what Pasifika service users are entitled to ask for
  • NGO and DHB options
  • hospitalisation and respite care services
  • primary and secondary care
  • voluntary and involuntary options.  

it will also provide information about what Le Va does in the area of suicide prevention. 

This new resource has the aim of not only collecting and providing information, but also improving health literacy. The goal is to empower and equip our communities with knowledge, prevent suicide and reduce harm caused by suicide in the Pasifika community.  

This new resource will replace the current suicide prevention area on our website and will be launched in mid-August 2015. 

We’ll let you know as soon as it is live in our monthly e-bulletin and Facebook page – if you’re not receiving our newsletter or following our Facebook page, use the links to the right of this page to sign up to both, and you’ll get all our latest news as it happens.

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