FLO Talanoa

What is FLO Talanoa?

FLO Talanoa is a Pasifika suicide prevention education programme for Pasifika communities that is evidence informed, culturally safe and designed to be led by the community for the community.  

It is a call to action and aligned with the Pasifika values of love, respect and reciprocity.  

How FLO Talanoa works

Over 100 community leaders across the country received free training from Le Va to become a FLO Talanoa facilitator can now deliver free workshops in the community. It is then up to our communities to take ownership and leadership of community suicide prevention action plans.  ‚Äč

Workshop outcomes

After a FLO Talanoa workshop, participants will:

  • be better informed of the risk factors, protective factors and warning signs for suicide.
  • have gained an understanding of how Pasifika cultural beliefs and practices influence our well-being.
  • know what to do and say if concerned about someone's safety.
  • know how to access help if required.
  • have gained the confidence to talk about suicide in a safe way.

One of the components of the workshop is the B.R.A.V.E video that showcases our young people preventing suicide by asking you to listen to their plea.

Please note: The FLO Talanoa workshop is recommended for people 16 years and over.  In addition, it is not a treatment or support group and some content may cause distress for vulnerable people. 

Register for workshops

At the bottom of the page is both the schedule for upcoming FLO Talanoa workshops in Auckland and the e-form to register your interest!

If you'd like a FLO Talanoa workshop delivered in your community email flo@leva.co.nz to discuss options.

E-news blogs about the FLO Talanoa workshops

GPS Regional Satellite Seminar 2K17 recap

Unite, to ignite the hope - Sharing the FLO of life in Rarotonga

Pasifika workforce priortising suicide prevention

FLO Talanoa community workshops igniting communities, creating change

FLO Talanoa reaches the Centre of the Universe in Flaxmere, Hastings

Victoria University host a FLO Talanoa suicide prevention workshop

FLO Talanoa facilitators trained in Dunedin and Auckland

FLO Talanoa in Invercargill

Lighting the way to a hopeful future - Lights for lives Hope Walk

Connecting Pasfika in Te Tai Tokerau

FLO features in Asia-Pacific suicide prevention

FLO Talanoa suicide prevention education programme for Pasifika

HOPEWALK and FLO Talanoa

FLO Talanoa rollout second Auckland workshop

FLO Talanoa November 2015 meeting

First FLO Talanoa training held in Hawke's Bay