Relationship break ups are physical & emotional.

Māori are innately a relationships people influenced by generations of knowledge, practices and beliefs of whānaungatanga.  This is a deliberate practice of connectedness, often yearned for in contemporary times, where Māori will engage with others, to affirm whakapapa, to seek commonalities and acknowledge cultural and spiritual significance. Māori view the importance in attending to our …

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Economic Inequality is a social determinant to Wellbeing

Whatever we call it, be it low socio economic status or poor determinants, poverty is multidimensional and can impact many components of wellbeing.  We have to do more in Aotearoa to counteract the root cause and negative impacts of material and economic poverty upon whānau! Māori Suicide Prevention approaches can be deeper and broader in …

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Pae Ora

Te Puni Kōkiri mo te Hauora Māori

A benchmark paper called  “Positioning Te Puni Kōkiri for strategic impact” shows seven stages how Te Puni Kōkiri will improve Māori wellbeing and assure public sector agencies are effective for Māori. Te Puni Kōkiri will: commence a formal monitoring programme to provide assurance that the strategies, policies and services of public sector agencies are effective …

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Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing | Volume 2, Issue 2, 2017

Aliwa! Kwobidjil Yoowal Nidjak Koorliny Hey – Watch Out! Things are moving – best is coming here. We dedicate this Special Sponsored Edition to Indigenous Suicide Prevention. We give thanks to the University of Western Australia’s, Department of Indigenous Studies for the sponsorship they provided for this issue. This publication is timely given the high …

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Global Overview of Suicide

One of the aspects of doing this challenging mahi is to seek out other indigenous groups to see what they are experiencing and how they are managing the ngangara that is associated with suicide.  We have  been encouraged through the  connections with our indigenous brothers and sisters in Australia,  to learn with, to share information …

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