The Mental Wealth Project is a mental health literacy education programme for young people.
The aim is to equip young people and their families with knowledge, tools and skills to reduce stigma, improve wellbeing, spot warning signs of mental distress, and enhance access to the right care and support when they need it.
Le Va delivers tailored face-to-face workshops in secondary schools, sports-clubs, churches and other community settings. This Mental Wealth website was designed to complement these workshops.
Because the online world is a significant community for young people, The Mental Wealth Project also includes social media and gaming as important things that can impact on mental health and wellbeing.
The team at Le Va co-designed and tested the programme over 2 years (2017-2018) with young people, Pasifika and Māori rangatahi, parents, teachers, secondary schools, rugby league clubs, sports coaches, clinicians, mental health organisations, gamers, suicide prevention specialists and cultural knowledge holders.
Le Va is a charitable national organisation with over a decade of experience in mental health and wellbeing. A major focus for Le Va is to support young people to unleash their full potential – particularly for Pasifika families and communities, but also for all New Zealanders.
Because the prevention of mental distress and suicide is complex and challenging, we know that no single organisation can prevent suicide on its own. For The Mental Wealth Project, we work alongside many organisations to ensure the best possible outcomes for the communities we serve.
Thanks to these awesome organisations for the collabs!
• Homecare Medical
• Waka Hourua – Te Rau Ora
• Ministry of Health
• Vodafone Warriors
• Health Promotion Agency
• Headspace Australia
• Riot Games