Pre Conference Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops

Waitangi Treaty Grounds Tuesday 1st May, 2018

Waitangi Learning Centre: Cultural Stream, ‘LifeKeepers for Maori’

Le Va is a national non-government organisation focussed on enhancing the wellbeing of our families and communities. Le Va is supported by the Ministry of Health to deliver New Zealand’s national suicide prevention training programme: LifeKeepers.
This full-day LifeKeepers for Māori workshop aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills to help prevent suicide in your community.
The programme is delivered through a Māori lens, weaving te reo me ona tikanga, nga whakataukī, and mātauranga Māori throughout, but it is suitable for English language speakers.
Through this training you’ll learn how to talk responsibly about suicide, and gain an understanding of the factors that contribute to being at risk of suicide unique to Māori communities. You’ll also learn what to look for when someone may be at risk of suicide, strategies for how to have the conversation and ask about suicide, respond with confidence, and engage different services and supports to get them the help they need.
The Lifekeepers for Māori workshop is an entry level suicide prevention training programme. It has been designed especially for members of the Māori community who have limited knowledge of suicide prevention, and may not be suitable for those with more experience in this area (e.g. mental health professionals). If you are unsure, and would like to know more, please email the LifeKeepers team at and we will be happy to help you work out if this training is right for you.

To register, please access here: LifeKeepers Website