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The recent More than numbers survey carried out by Te Pou rated Pacific cultural competency training in the top three training needs for mental health and addiction services across New Zealand. Le Va’s Engaging Pasifika cultural competency training programme ensures that our workforce and services are equipped with the right knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively engage with Pasifika service users and families.
Mental health and addictions is a big topic at our upcoming conference, GPS 2016; it is not only a standalone stream, it also intersects with all parts of the conference. In this story our GPS team outlines some of the major plenary sessions delegates will be engaged in at GPS 2016.
My name is Joseph Fa’afiu and I had the privilege of taking part in FLO Talanoa facilitator training in February 2016. It seems like a noble theme, but as someone who had lost a friend to suicide and also someone who has lived experience, I believe it’s an issue we need to talk about and an issue I’m willing to fight for.
The Cook Island Health Network Association saw a gap in resources specific to Cook Islands communities to inform them on what works for preventing suicide and has developed Cook Islands specific resources in te reo Māori o te Kuki Airani and English.
Porirua community provider Vakaola has been driving a Suicide Prevention Community Fund initiative that raises awareness and understanding through courageous conversations about suicide within the Porirua community.
Reverend Fatu Tufuga of the Manurewa Samoan Methodist Church delivered a powerful ‘Positive messages from the Pulpit’ sermon last month, to more than 100 parishioners.