Doing what matters

The Wise Group isn’t afraid to tackle the hard issues - it’s about doing what matters and creating fresh possibilities for people, organisations and communities.

Stories of change

Online aunty helps young people solve problems

A new website developed by Le Va called ‘Aunty Dee’ is helping young Pasifika and Māori cope with stressful life experiences by providing them with a step-by-step structured approach to problem solving.

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Wild Bamboo customers gather for first lunch and learn event

Wild Bamboo’s inaugural lunch and learn event gave local customers the opportunity to have a delicious lunch and then listen to Helen Lockett discuss an important topic of interest, Equally Well.

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Le Va launches the B.R.A.V.E. video on World Suicide Prevention Day

Le Va has produced a digital resource called B.R.A.V.E. that gives voice to our Pasifika young people, who are making an honest plea for all of us to listen.

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Scholarships support Pasifika workforce

A highly skilled and culturally competent workforce is essential for reducing ethnic disparities in access, quality and outcomes in healthcare. Le Va plays an important role in addressing these challenges by managing the Ministry of Health-funded mental health and addiction scholarships and support programme, which is a direct response to meeting these needs.

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Solving homelessness

People sleeping rough is a complex issue that no one organisation can solve alone. It takes a collaborative approach and many people working together. This is why the Wise Group is leading the multi-agency People’s Project in the heart of Hamilton to reduce the city’s homeless population – to zero.

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Supporting fair funding

The Wise Group supports the campaign calling for district health boards (DHBs) to take action to re-establish a fair funding system for community mental health and addiction organisations.

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