Marae Based Initiatives for Suicide Prevention (Palmerston North)

Topics: , | Published: | By:

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 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.