Pacific people have a holistic view of health where a person is in tune with his/her environment and community. Health is achieved when there are positive and balanced relationships between these three elements: Atua (God), Tagata (people) and Laufanua (land/environment). Health is the state in which a person's physical, mental and spiritual needs are in balance and the person is able to meet their obligations to themselves, their family, village and community (Lui, 2003).
When there is an imbalance there are people here at Faleola to help you and your family.
We are a group of health workers specialising in the assessment and treatment of people from the Pacific nations aged 18 to 64 who reside within the Counties Manukau Health region.
We have expertise in the areas of culturally appropriate mental health care supporting Pacific people and families.
About our Team
Faleola is a team of experienced mental health workers skilled in helping people with serious mental health problems and also skilled in speaking one or more Pacific languages. The team includes staff from Tonga, Niue, Samoa, Fiji and the Cook Islands who are:
- Community Mental Health Nurses
- Clinical Psychologist
- Social Workers
- Occupational Therapists
- Peer Support Specialists
To meet some of our team please click here to view an introduction video. It may take a little time to download.
Why might you be seen by the team at Faleola