Marae Based Initiatives for Suicide Prevention (Palmerston North)

He Mea Nui Koe!” “You Matter!              Palmerston North “He Mea Nui Koe” is a targeted suicide prevention program, that aims to enrich the health and well-being of Rangatahi, as well as the health and well-being of the wider whānau, with a particular focus on suicide prevention. This programme aims to acknowledge the whānau as the …

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Awhi and Manaaki: Supporting Rangatahi with Cultural Identity. (Porirua)

Te Whakatipu Rangatahi             Porirua To awhi and manaaki rangatahi by developing and enhancing protective factors that will make suicidal behaviour less likely and include such things as having a secure cultural identity, access to support and help, whānau and community support and connectedness, thus improving the ability of rangatahi to deal with life’s difficulties.  Initiatives …

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Building Collective Skills, Building Suicide Prevention (Wairarapa)

Te Taura Whakapapa – Awhi whānau Masterton This initiative is designed by, with and for Māori. It builds on the previous work done through Kahungunu ki Wairarapa and focusses on building our collective skills, knowledge and abilities to deal with suicide and prevent suicide from happening in our rohe. Our three focus areas this year …

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Strengthening Whānau Through Loss with a Hikoi of Hope. (Hastings to Dunedin)

As the sun peeked over the horizon for the first time on January the 13th 2020, sleeping bags, tents, luggage and supplies piled up, one by one.  A special group gathered together on this early Monday morning and although they weren’t sure what was in store for them, they were getting ready to embark on …

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