He Mea Nui Koe!” “You Matter!
“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 foundation for well-being. The activities and outcomes align to the Whānau Ora strategy outcomes and acknowledges the points of action set out in the Every Life Matters Suicide Prevention Strategy 2019-2029 (as well as the Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2019-2024).
The initiative, delivered in Manawatū and Tararua are marae based in both regions, with a noho included at Pohangina which is of cultural significance to Rangitāne iwi.
*This Iwi Initiative was supported by the Māori Suicide Prevention Community Fund 2020-2021.
Organisation: Best Care (Whakapai Hauora) Charitable Trust.