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. ​

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 18 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

Below 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.

Upcoming FLO Talanoa workshops

  • Thu
    03
    Oct
    2019
    Thu
    03
    Oct
    2019

    Engaging Pasifika Cultural Competency Programme

    4:30 pmAuckland

    This is an open workshop for Ministry of Health-funded health and disability workers in the Auckland region. 

    Le Va's Engaging Pasifika programme aims to ensure a mental health, addiction, disability and public health workforce that can better engage Pacific clients, families and communities at the critical first point of contact, ensuring the best possible outcomes for Pacific consumers and their families/aiga. The programme is blended learning, so you will be required to complete a pre-workshop module (EP Online) before you come to the EP Live workshop. On completion of EP Online and EP Live, you will be offered online modules following the live workshop to further enhance your understanding of engaging with Pasifika people and their families. For more information check out the Engaging Pasifika web page or register your interest with us via email. 

    engagingpasifika@leva.co.nz

  • Wed
    09
    Oct
    2019
    Wed
    09
    Oct
    2019

    Engaging Pasifika Cultural Competency Programme

    4:30 pmAuckland

    This is an open workshop for Ministry of Health-funded health and disability workers in Auckland.

    Le Va's Engaging Pasifika programme aims to ensure a mental health, addiction, disability and public health workforce that can better engage Pacific clients, families and communities at the critical first point of contact, ensuring the best possible outcomes for Pacific consumers and their families/aiga. The programme is blended learning, so you will be required to complete a pre-workshop module (EP Online) before you come to the EP Live workshop. On completion of EP Online and EP Live, you will be offered online modules following the live workshop to further enhance your understanding of engaging with Pasifika people and their families. For more information check out the Engaging Pasifika web page or register your interest with us via email

     

    engagingpasifika@leva.co.nz

  • Wed
    16
    Oct
    2019

    Engaging Pasifika Cultural Competency Programme

    9:00am - 4:30pmNorthland

    This is an open workshop for Ministry of Health-funded health and disability workers in the Northland region.

    Le Va's Engaging Pasifika programme aims to ensure a mental health, addiction, disability and public health workforce that can better engage Pacific clients, families and communities at the critical first point of contact, ensuring the best possible outcomes for Pacific consumers and their families/aiga. The programme is blended learning, so you will be required to complete a pre-workshop module (EP Online) before you come to the EP Live workshop. On completion of EP Online and EP Live, you will be offered online modules following the live workshop to further enhance your understanding of engaging with Pasifika people and their families. For more information check out the Engaging Pasifika web page or register your interest with us via email

     

    engagingpasifika@leva.co.nz

  • Thu
    17
    Oct
    2019

    Engaging Pasifika Cultural Competency Programme

    9:00am - 4:30pmNorthland

    This is a closed workshop specifically for Ministry of Health-funded disability support service workers in the Northland region.

    Le Va's Engaging Pasifika programme aims to ensure a mental health, addiction, disability and public health workforce that can better engage Pacific clients, families and communities at the critical first point of contact, ensuring the best possible outcomes for Pacific consumers and their families/aiga. The programme is blended learning, so you will be required to complete a pre-workshop module (EP Online) before you come to the EP Live workshop. On completion of EP Online and EP Live, you will be offered online modules following the live workshop to further enhance your understanding of engaging with Pasifika people and their families. For more information check out the Engaging Pasifika web page or register your interest with us via email

     

    engagingpasifika@leva.co.nz

  • Wed
    23
    Oct
    2019

    Engaging Pasifika Cultural Competency Programme

    9:15am - 4:30pmAuckland

    This is an open workshop for Ministry of Health-funded health and disability workers in Auckland.

    Le Va's Engaging Pasifika programme aims to ensure a mental health, addiction, disability and public health workforce that can better engage Pacific clients, families and communities at the critical first point of contact, ensuring the best possible outcomes for Pacific consumers and their families/aiga. The programme is blended learning, so you will be required to complete a pre-workshop module (EP Online) before you come to the EP Live workshop. On completion of EP Online and EP Live, you will be offered online modules following the live workshop to further enhance your understanding of engaging with Pasifika people and their families. For more information check out the Engaging Pasifika web page or register your interest with us via email. 

    engagingpasifika@leva.co.nz

  • Thu
    24
    Oct
    2019

    Engaging Pasifika Cultural Competency Programme

    9:15am - 4:30pmAuckland

    This is a closed workshop specifically for Ministry of Health-funded disability support service workers in the Auckland region.

    Le Va's Engaging Pasifika programme aims to ensure a mental health, addiction, disability and public health workforce that can better engage Pacific clients, families and communities at the critical first point of contact, ensuring the best possible outcomes for Pacific consumers and their families/aiga. The programme is blended learning, so you will be required to complete a pre-workshop module (EP Online) before you come to the EP Live workshop. On completion of EP Online and EP Live, you will be offered online modules following the live workshop to further enhance your understanding of engaging with Pasifika people and their families. For more information check out the Engaging Pasifika web page or register your interest with us via email. 

    engagingpasifika@leva.co.nz

  • Thu
    31
    Oct
    2019

    Engaging Pasifika Cultural Competency Programme

    9:00am - 4:30pmHamilton

    This is an open workshop for Ministry of Health-funded health and disability workers in the Waikato region.

    Le Va's Engaging Pasifika programme aims to ensure a mental health, addiction, disability and public health workforce that can better engage Pacific clients, families and communities at the critical first point of contact, ensuring the best possible outcomes for Pacific consumers and their families/aiga. The programme is blended learning, so you will be required to complete a pre-workshop module (EP Online) before you come to the EP Live workshop. On completion of EP Online and EP Live, you will be offered online modules following the live workshop to further enhance your understanding of engaging with Pasifika people and their families. For more information check out the Engaging Pasifika web page or register your interest with us via email.

    engagingpasifika@leva.co.nz
  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019

    Engaging Pasifika Cultural Competency Programme

    9:00am - 4:30pmHawkes Bay

    This is a closed workshop specifically for health and disability workers within Emerge Aotearoa in the Hawkes Bay region.

    Le Va's Engaging Pasifika programme aims to ensure a mental health, addiction, disability and public health workforce that can better engage Pacific clients, families and communities at the critical first point of contact, ensuring the best possible outcomes for Pacific consumers and their families/aiga. The programme is blended learning, so you will be required to complete a pre-workshop module (EP Online) before you come to the EP Live workshop. On completion of EP Online and EP Live, you will be offered online modules following the live workshop to further enhance your understanding of engaging with Pasifika people and their families. For more information check out the Engaging Pasifika web page or register your interest with us via email. 

    engagingpasifika@leva.co.nz

  • Fri
    08
    Nov
    2019

    Engaging Pasifika Cultural Competency Programme

    9:00am - 4:30pmHawkes Bay

    This is a closed workshop specifically for Ministry of Health-funded health and disability service workers in (but not limited to) the Hawkes Bay region.

    Le Va's Engaging Pasifika programme aims to ensure a mental health, addiction, disability and public health workforce that can better engage Pacific clients, families and communities at the critical first point of contact, ensuring the best possible outcomes for Pacific consumers and their families/aiga. The programme is blended learning, so you will be required to complete a pre-workshop module (EP Online) before you come to the EP Live workshop. On completion of EP Online and EP Live, you will be offered online modules following the live workshop to further enhance your understanding of engaging with Pasifika people and their families. For more information check out the Engaging Pasifika web page or register your interest with us via email.

    engagingpasifika@leva.co.nz
  • Tue
    19
    Nov
    2019

    Engaging Pasifika Cultural Competency Programme

    9:15am - 4:30pmAuckland

    This is a closed workshop specifically for Ministry of Health-funded disability support service workers in the Auckland region.

    Le Va's Engaging Pasifika programme aims to ensure a mental health, addiction, disability and public health workforce that can better engage Pacific clients, families and communities at the critical first point of contact, ensuring the best possible outcomes for Pacific consumers and their families/aiga. The programme is blended learning, so you will be required to complete a pre-workshop module (EP Online) before you come to the EP Live workshop. On completion of EP Online and EP Live, you will be offered online modules following the live workshop to further enhance your understanding of engaging with Pasifika people and their families. For more information check out the Engaging Pasifika web page or register your interest with us via email. 

    engagingpasifika@leva.co.nz

  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2019

    Engaging Pasifika Cultural Competency Programme

    9:00am - 4:30pmChristchurch

    This is an open workshop for Ministry of Health-funded health and disability workers in the Canterbury region.

    Le Va's Engaging Pasifika programme aims to ensure a mental health, addiction, disability and public health workforce that can better engage Pacific clients, families and communities at the critical first point of contact, ensuring the best possible outcomes for Pacific consumers and their families/aiga. The programme is blended learning, so you will be required to complete a pre-workshop module (EP Online) before you come to the EP Live workshop. On completion of EP Online and EP Live, you will be offered online modules following the live workshop to further enhance your understanding of engaging with Pasifika people and their families. For more information check out the Engaging Pasifika web page or register your interest with us via email

     

    engagingpasifika@leva.co.nz

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Engaging Pasifika Cultural Competency Programme

    9:00am - 4:30pmDunedin

    This is an open workshop for Ministry of Health-funded health and disability workers in the Southern region.

    Le Va's Engaging Pasifika programme aims to ensure a mental health, addiction, disability and public health workforce that can better engage Pacific clients, families and communities at the critical first point of contact, ensuring the best possible outcomes for Pacific consumers and their families/aiga. The programme is blended learning, so you will be required to complete a pre-workshop module (EP Online) before you come to the EP Live workshop. On completion of EP Online and EP Live, you will be offered online modules following the live workshop to further enhance your understanding of engaging with Pasifika people and their families. For more information check out the Engaging Pasifika web page or register your interest with us via email

     

    engagingpasifika@leva.co.nz

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2019

    Engaging Pasifika Cultural Competency Programme

    9:00am - 4:30pmWellington

    This is an open workshop for Ministry of Health-funded health and disability workers in the Wellington region.

    Le Va's Engaging Pasifika programme aims to ensure a mental health, addiction, disability and public health workforce that can better engage Pacific clients, families and communities at the critical first point of contact, ensuring the best possible outcomes for Pacific consumers and their families/aiga. The programme is blended learning, so you will be required to complete a pre-workshop module (EP Online) before you come to the EP Live workshop. On completion of EP Online and EP Live, you will be offered online modules following the live workshop to further enhance your understanding of engaging with Pasifika people and their families. For more information check out the Engaging Pasifika web page or register your interest with us via email

     

    engagingpasifika@leva.co.nz

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019

    Engaging Pasifika Cultural Competency Programme

    9:00am - 4:30pmWellington

    This is a closed workshop specifically for Ministry of Health-funded disability support service workers in the Auckland region.

    Le Va's Engaging Pasifika programme aims to ensure a mental health, addiction, disability and public health workforce that can better engage Pacific clients, families and communities at the critical first point of contact, ensuring the best possible outcomes for Pacific consumers and their families/aiga. The programme is blended learning, so you will be required to complete a pre-workshop module (EP Online) before you come to the EP Live workshop. On completion of EP Online and EP Live, you will be offered online modules following the live workshop to further enhance your understanding of engaging with Pasifika people and their families. For more information check out the Engaging Pasifika web page or register your interest with us via email. 

    engagingpasifika@leva.co.nz

Register your interest

Please complete this form to register your interest in attending a FLO Talanoa workshop. One of our team will be in touch to let you know whether a space is available for you.

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.