Rebuilding Wellbeing Resources
To equip Pasifika public health workforce with the knowledge, skills and confidence to identify mental distress, we are working with the Ministry of Health to get Pasifika families the help they need.
Le Va’s Rebuilding Wellbeing programme aims to ease psychological difficulties related to Covid-19. Central to this is the enhancement of wellbeing and support so our people can navigate their recovery and adapt after their lives have been disrupted.
We support services to enhance the cultural responsiveness of their work so that Pasifika communities are better served. This includes providing training and a toolkit for workers, starting with research-informed resources on understanding anxiety, depression and how to approach these difficult conversations.
Register below to learn more in one of our live online workshops.
Talanoa with Compassion
Helping someone in distress can be uncomfortable. When we show we care through compassion and kindness, we build a trusting relationship and allow them to safely share their concerns. For someone experiencing emotions like depression and anxiety, it can be scary, lonely and distressing. When we notice signs of depression or anxiety in others, it is important to know what to say and do to better support them.
Read or download our resource to learn how to talanoa and communicate confidently when checking in with someone showing signs of distress.
Anxiety is a normal human emotion that can feel like the ever-changing waves of the moana. It can be described as worry, feeling nervous or uneasy about something (or a situation) when we are not sure of what will happen. Many people can experience anxiety when they are faced with a new or unknown situation, or when a stressful event happens.
Read or download our evidence-informed factsheet to learn how to identify and manage anxiety.
It’s a normal part of life to sometimes feel sad, stressed, and angry, especially when we’ve gone through really hard times – depression is more than this. Depression is being stuck with these feelings for a long time and we start losing hope and motivation. It’s an emotion that can feel like we are alone in the deep moana and caught in a powerful current, struggling to stay afloat.
It’s important to know that feeling depressed is not a weakness; it is a common experience and with the right help we can get better.
We will be releasing factsheets in more Pasifika languages soon.
Rebuilding Wellbeing for Workforce ‘live online’ workshops
Designed for Pasifika health support workforce, please note preference will be given to this group, particularly those with little knowledge of depression and anxiety.
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