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Polyfest Punters Help Le Va Develop Programmes For Pasifika

Friday, 22 March 2024, 5:21 pm | Le Va

Le Va’s iconic fale-style tent is hard to miss when people arrive at the 2024 ASB Polyfest to immerse themselves in the vibrant sights and sounds of the Pacific at the Manukau Superbowl in Tāmaki Makaurau. Running over four days from March 20 ... More >>

Pacific Mental Health Leaders Conduct International Exchange

Tuesday, 19 March 2024, 10:21 am | Le Va

Aotearoa’s national Pasifika primary prevention organisation, Le Va, is hosting a delegation of Pacific mental health thought leaders from around the world for a week-long exchange of ideas from March 18. In attendance are representatives from ... More >>

Le Va Wins Impact Category For Diversity Awards NZ 2023

Thursday, 31 August 2023, 10:56 am | Le Va

Le Va, a leading Pacific primary prevention organisation in Aotearoa, received the top honour in the Diversity Awards NZ Impact category last night. The award recognised Le Va’s achievements in developing and supporting the Pasifika mental health and ... More >>

Help Prevent Suicide In NZ

Wednesday, 7 September 2022, 2:55 pm | Le Va

Suicide takes the lives of hundreds of New Zealanders every year and has devastating effects on families, friendship groups, workplaces and communities. Suicide prevention is the responsibility of every New Zealander and this is best achieved by collective ... More >>

Hope, Help And Healing: Suicide Prevention Effort Targets Pasifika Communities

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 10:16 am | Le Va

Raising awareness, breaking down stigma, increasing connection and responding compassionately can save lives. Evidence suggests that local grassroots projects like those supported by Le Va's Pasifika Suicide Prevention Community Fund play an important role in helping ... More >>

Community Fund Open On 10 September

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 9:30 am | Le Va

As World Suicide Prevention Day approaches on 10 September, Le Va would like to announce that applications for its Pasifika Suicide Prevention Community Fund will open on the same day. Last year the fund received an overwhelming response and supported ... More >>

Growing Pasifika Health Champions

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 8:46 am | Le Va

Dr Ashley Bloomfield was on the lineup at Le Va’s Le Tautua Leadership Programme last week, supporting Pasifika leaders to develop their unique leadership perspectives and enhance their management skills. Sharing his insights with the cohort of 16 participants, ... More >>

Pacific Scholarships To Address Health Workforce

Thursday, 5 November 2020, 5:03 pm | Le Va

One hundred and eleven Pasifika people have been awarded scholarships to study mental health and addiction in New Zealand this year. Le Va, an NGO, is the national centre for Pacific mental health and addiction workforce development with a focus on improving ... More >>

Everyday Heroes Recognised At LifeKeepers Awards

Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 8:36 pm | Le Va

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things to save lives in their communities will be celebrated on World Suicide Prevention Day, with the announcement of Le Va’s LifeKeepers Awards on Thursday September 10. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the LifeKeepers ... More >>

One Life Lost Is One Too Many

Friday, 28 August 2020, 4:26 pm | Le Va

With the release of the annual provisional suicide statistics by the Chief Coroner, Pasifika wellbeing organisation Le Va is encouraged that the latest report offers hope. “We are encouraged that the number of suspected suicides over the course ... More >>

Le Va Launches New Pasifika Suicide Prevention Community Fund

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 10:27 am | Le Va

As a longstanding advocate for Pasifika, Le Va is honoured to once again be selected by the Ministry of Health Suicide Prevention Commissioning Office to administer part of a $3.1 million community fund which supports communities to create innovative ... More >>

People Are Our Priority- GPS2020 Is Going Digital

Friday, 13 March 2020, 10:34 am | Le Va

Due to continued uncertainty around Covid-19 (coronavirus), Le Va announced today its GPS2020: Growing Pasifika Solutions bi-annual conference will now move to a digital platform, to be held April 8. Le Va chief executive, Denise Kingi-‘Ulu’ave, said ... More >>

Urgent action needed to address rise in suicide for Pacifica

Monday, 26 August 2019, 5:37 pm | Le Va

Today the Chief Coroner’s release of provisional suicide statistics showing 685 people died by suspected suicide in the last year, also showed a disproportionate increase in Māori and Pasifika deaths. More >>

13 reasons Why: reasons to check in on our kids

Friday, 23 August 2019, 4:15 pm | Le Va

Le Va, a Pacific not-for-profit organisation whose work spans mental health, suicide prevention, addictions, violence prevention and cultural competency, is urging caregivers to check in on their young people and to equip themselves with the skills to spot ... More >>

Le Va CE Dr Monique Faleafa Wins eHealth Award

Monday, 14 August 2017, 9:32 am | Le Va

Dr Monique Faleafa, Chief Executive of Le Va, has scooped an AUT Centre for eHealth innovation leadership award presented in Auckland yesterday. More >>

NGO recruited to support wellbeing of Pasifika communities

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 11:38 am | Le Va

New Zealand NGO Le Va has officially joined the NRL’s State of Mind programme to provide expert advice on mental health to support the wellbeing of Pasifika and Maori rugby league communities in New Zealand, the Pacific and Australia. More >>

Community-led solutions needed for suicide prevention

Monday, 16 February 2015, 3:36 pm | Le Va

A free community event this weekend will encourage Pasifika families to talk about suicide and how it can be prevented as concerns grow that suicidal behaviour is increasing in Pasifika communities throughout New Zealand. More >>

Training aims to improve pacific health

Friday, 30 March 2012, 1:01 pm | Le Va

Health and disability professionals will soon be able to gain a better cultural understanding of Pacific peoples via New Zealand’s first ever online cultural training programme. More >>

Leading the way for Pacific people

Monday, 18 April 2011, 11:19 am | Le Va

For the first time, Pacific people with disabilities have a national leadership group to represent their views at the highest levels in New Zealand. More >>




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