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“Have a plan…and some fun” – Managing stress and anxiety
The Ngalu Fānifo mental health segment, completed its second show last week with Dr Siale Foliaki addressing a couple of key mental health concerns that we all face in our day to day lives which have been compounded during the current Alert Level restrictions: Stress and anxiety.
Fiji aiming to be “Champions” both on and off the field – Fiji/Rotuma Vaccination Drive
The Fijian and Rotuman community in Auckland are intensifying their fight against Covid with their community’s vaccination drive which started yesterday and continues today and tomorrow at the Māngere Centre Park in Favona.
“We’re a community of faith and family…We will be okay”
In a recent talanoa on 531 Pacific Mornings radio show, Pasifika Futures (PFL) – the Whānau Ora commissioning agency for Pacific families – CEO Mrs Debbie Sorensen reassured Pacific families across the country that their wide range of support is still available and accessible for all who need immediate or interim assistance.
Pasifika Futures’ complete wrap around support eases stress for new mother in MIQ
Regardless of recent government announcements around changes with Alert Level restrictions for various regions, the demand from Pacific families for support continues to grow and so Pasifika Futures (PFL) – the Whānau Ora commissioning agency for Pacific families – will continue to respond to these needs.
Tuvalu Language Week 2021: Pacific languages key in fight against Covid-19 misinformation
The communication of Covid-19 messaging in Pacific languages is key to helping people better understand the virus, says a Tuvalu community leader.
Navigating through rough seas together – The Ngalu Fānifo approach
“Amongst the areas that Pasifika people live and thrive in, I think mental health is growing and I think the need is slowly being met, but I think we’ve still got a way to go. The Ngalu Fānifo initiative helps break a few of those barriers”, says Samoan psychiatry registrar and PMA member Dr Christmas Seu, when sharing on NiuFM about the Ngalu Fānifo segment that will debut tomorrow on Pacific Media Networks (PMN) – 531 PI Pacific Days Show.
Pasifika Futures and Pacific Media Network to launch online mental health segment – Ngalu Fānifo
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and given the pressures created by this current Covid-19 Delta outbreak, it is timely that the Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) through Pasifika Futures (PFL) – the Whānau Ora agency for Pacific families – will partner with the Pacific Media Network (PMN) to launch a dedicated weekly mental health segment to address mental health concerns from the Pacific community.
“Protecting our community and families” – Samoa Vaccination Drive
The Samoan community are joining the many Pacific Island communities running ethnic specific vaccination events this week.
“Another tool in our box to try and stop the spread of Covid” – Cook Islands Vaccination Drive
The Cook Island community like so many of the Pacific Island groups have rallied together in response to concerns around the Covid-19 vaccination uptake amongst their families.
“We need to come together to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our community” – Niue Vaccination Drive
In response to concerns around the Covid-19 vaccination uptake amongst Pasifika, the Pacific community are using different approaches to engage with families and this includes ethnic specific vaccination drives.
“I don’t know where else we could have gone” – Emergency Housing for Pacific families
As we move into a new week of Alert Level restrictions from Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 2, one of the tools for Delta containment has been the use of self-isolation and for some Pacific families, this has added additional stress as their circumstances make it difficult to comply with health authority directives.