Te Rau Ora

He Ora Pai: We deserve to live a good life!

Consistently, young people, males and Māori have experienced disproportionately high rates of suicide in Aotearoa since these losses have been counted. For Māori, the loss to suicide has affected many whānau, with  losses amongst our youth and young adults, in both males and females. In the recent Chief Coroners annual provisional statistics for suicides[1], losses …

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Waka Hourua

E rere tonu te waka: Insights from the first journey of Waka Hourua

’E Rere tonu te waka’ is a report that was written by the Waka Hourua Leadership Group, representing insights and learnings from the first three year journey of the first National Māori and Pasifika Suicide Prevention Programme in New Zealand.   It was an important time to reflect on the learnings of this programme and in …

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Waka Hourua: An Agenda for Community Led Suicide Prevention

At Hui Fono 2019,  Sir Mason Durie presented 10 key priorities for supporting people in tough times by using the acronym  Waka Hourua.  The agenda was proposed to add to the current knowledge about suicide prevention and to  bring together priorities for all those people working in communities, and as front line workers to contribute …

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Kaiwhero

Health Benefits of a Strong Cultural Identity

For  generations, Māori emphasised the health benefits of possessing and sustaining a strong cultural identity. Knowing who your people are, where they come from and participating in cultural activities are well evident in promoting a sense of belonging, self-worth and social support. We realise for some whānau, access and involvement to what is rightfully our …

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Pae Ora

Te Puni Kōkiri mo te Hauora Māori

A benchmark paper called  “Positioning Te Puni Kōkiri for strategic impact” shows seven stages how Te Puni Kōkiri will improve Māori wellbeing and assure public sector agencies are effective for Māori. Te Puni Kōkiri will: commence a formal monitoring programme to provide assurance that the strategies, policies and services of public sector agencies are effective …

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Construction

Addressing the losses to Suicide in New Zealands Construction Workforce

Site Safe have been proactive in  exploring what is occurring for their workforce, after recognising the sectors losses to suicide.   A report called Suicide in New Zealand’s Construction Industry Workforce: Factors Identified in Coronial Reports can be read here https://www.sitesafe.org.nz/guides–resources/research/sitesaferesearch/ Key points  from the report appreciate the complex factors that may contribute to suicide risk …

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