Growing Pasifika Solutions 2019

This year GPS is partnering with the Drua Pasifika Addictions Network which brings together Pasifika addiction workers to share knowledge, innovation, effective prevention and treatment intervention strategies. The national GPS conferences have proven an effective platform to share innovative and integrated wellbeing solutions that address the needs of Pasifika families.



The GPS seminars provide a platform where Pasifika mental health and addiction workers can discuss ways to support services and clients so as to achieve the best possible outcomes for Pasifika people and their families.


Le Va is committed to facilitating these satellite seminars, linking national initiatives to the regions, and co-designing content to support local solutions, co-developed by Le Va staff, and alumni from the Le Tautua leadership programme. This allows each seminar to reflect and be led by local mental health and addiction workers.


The overarching objectives of the GPS satellite seminars are to:


• identify integrated solutions across systems and sectors


• facilitate relationships across boundaries and opportunities for cross-pollination and co-design


• provide a platform for professional and strategic networking


• share innovative clinical, cultural and community practice


• curate knowledge and translate evidence-informed policy and practice for the Pasifika workforce.


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