The Waka Hourua Community Fund has been allocated and a number of community groups who were successful in round one of the funding are underway designing community-based suicide intervention initiatives or projects.
Research will help build knowledge and understanding about safe, effective, evidence-based suicide prevention programmes in Māori and Pasifika communities.
Te Rau Matatini is leading the Māori Community Suicide Prevention programme. This programme will foster local leadership and support Māori whānau, hapū, iwi and communities to develop and implement whole-of-community suicide prevention plans.
Le Va is leading New Zealand’s first ever Pasifika Suicide Prevention programme that aims to build strong resilient Pasifika families and communities, address at risk groups within Pasifika communities and assist those Pasifika families who have been part of the impact of suicide.