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A trauma-informed approach when working with Pasifika people

Shifting from trauma-informed care to healing-centred engagement Trauma-informed approaches focus on recognising and validating the trauma experiences of people and their potential to heal despite these experiences. Culture plays an integral role in how we respond to trauma, healing and support. When working with Pasifika people in New Zealand, Le Va promotes a strengths-based approach […]

Published September 30, 2019
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Anxiety Factsheet – available in English, Māori, Samoan and Tongan languages

Anxiety is more than feeling stressed or worried. It can be tough to cope, but with the right help and support, you can learn to manage and reduce your anxiety. Feeling tense or nervous at times when dealing with stressful situations is a normal experience. If your anxiety is persisting to the point of affecting […]

Published September 30, 2019
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Depression Factsheet – available in English, Māori, Samoan and Tongan languages

In life, feeling down or miserable sometimes is normal. But if these feelings become painful, we may experience an aching heart, mind, body and spirit. We could have trouble sleeping or a change in appetite. We might withdraw from families and friends, and lose hope. This could be depression, especially if it lasts longer than […]

Published September 30, 2019
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The Mental Wealth Project

The New Zealand Vodafone Warriors rugby league club is the latest to work with Le Va to improve wellbeing for young people. As a 2019 charity of choice, the Warriors are supporting The Mental Wealth Project for young people and their families.

Published June 6, 2019
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Coping after a traumatic event like Christchurch

Many people in Christchurch and across New Zealand (and even the world) will experience distress such as acute stress reactions and horror following the fatalities in Christchurch – this is a normal reaction to an abnormal situation. Most people will manage, and the distress will subside over time. Psychological distress is a normal response to […]

Published March 16, 2019
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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.