4 Oct 2016

Culture and spirituality important for Pasifika well-being

From , 6:03 am on 4 October 2016

An NGO specialising in Pasifika health issues points to culture and spirituality as underpinning the well-being of Pacific people in New Zealand.

Le Va looked into the mental health services it provides during Suicide Prevention Month in September, to see what produced the best results.  

Its chief executive, Monique Faleafa, told Koro Vaka'uta programmes for Pasifika must be specifically customised.

Le Va Chief Executive Monique Faleafa

Le Va Chief Executive Monique Faleafa Photo: Le Va / Tongan High Commission, Canberra