Growing Pasifika Solutions

The Growing Pasifika Solutions (GPS) regional satellite seminars are Le Va’s response to overwhelming feedback from national fono that regional mental health and addiction, cross-sector integrated forums and also required. 

Le Va is committed to facilitating these satellite seminars on a bi-annual basis, linking national initiatives to the regions, and co-designing content to support local solutions. The GPS seminars provide a platform where Pasifika mental health and addiction workers can discuss ways to support services and clients so as to achieve the best possible outcomes for Pasifika people and their families.

The seminars have been co-developed by Le Va staff, and alumni from the Le Tautua leadership programme. This allows each seminar to reflect and be led by local mental health and addiction workers. The overarching objectives of the GPS satellite seminars are to:

  •      identify integrated solutions across systems and sectors
  •      facilitate relationships across boundaries and opportunities for cross-pollination and co-design
  •      provide a platform for professional and strategic networking
  •      share innovative clinical, cultural and community practice 
  •      curate knowledge and translate evidence-informed policy and practice for the Pasifika workforce.

GPS 2019 

The 2019 GPS conference will take place on 18 September at the Cordis Hotel, 83 Symonds Street, Grafton in Auckland with a 9 am start.

The national GPS conferences have proven an effective platform to share innovative and integrated wellbeing solutions that address the needs of Pasifika families. This year GPS is partnering with the Drua Pasifika Addictions Network which brings together Pasifika addiction workers to share knowledge, innovation, effective prevention and treatment intervention strategies. 


This workshop is now at full capacity.

What’s next?

Growing Pasifika Solutions (GPS) bi-annual national conference is planned to be held in early 2020 in Auckland.  If you would like to participate or provide resources at the event, please email