Communities around the country are struggling with the disastrous effects of Methamphetamine use, the impact of which is being especially felt in our rural towns and centres.
Whakanuia Whakapapa is a whānau (and community) suicide prevention initiative based at Aratiatia marae, Fairfield College, in Hamilton.
In the heart of Ngāruawāhia, is the “Voices of Whānau” initiative. Taking active steps towards suicide prevention, this whānau-based project is a response to seeing an increased risk of local bereaved whānau, attempting suicide themselves when in times of stress or pōuri.
Holistic wellbeing and healing for whānau is the focus for an initiative in Rotorua called Tūramarama ki te Ora wellness wānanga.
Te Aranga is a mentoring program that is designed to support the transition of boys into manhood. The important time of a boy’s life, where they are developing physically, mentally and emotionally from adolescence to manhood..
Moko Tū Rongo wānanga have been running for a number of years throughout Te Tairāwhiti. These wānanga were initially established due to the immense need for whānau to receive support after many suicides that had occurred in the region.
The loss of a child is something no parent should have to go through. A māmā from Rotorua who lost her son to suicide has had to work through the pain of her loss.
Living in a rural and slightly isolated community, the Anitana whānau have had lots of difficulties accessing support services.
The first graduation for rangatahi on the Rongo Taua Trust tikanga Māori wānanga was held at Wharepuni marae near Hawera on the 2nd of October, 2020.
The Hope Walk is a popular initiative that happens in various cities around Aotearoa. The Hope Walk in Tauranga, which was supported by Te Rau Ora through the Māori Suicide Prevention Fund. It brought people together to raise awareness about Suicide Prevention.