Puna'oa ole Soifua Manuia - Sinoti Samoa Methodist Mission
Sinoti Samoa is a national body within the Methodist Mission Aotearoa servicing communities through ministry and mission. They believe the church setting can provide an avenue to address, assist and advise members within church communities, bringing them together to discuss, deliberate and empower each other on how communities can tackle suicide prevention and post-vention in a positive Pacific light. Sinoti Samoa is collaborating in this project with Focus on Pacific who have the expertise, skills and experience in Pacific cultures across a number of sectors.
This project was in its fourth year of implementation and this phase is a roadshow through six regions, presenting a programme that included visual aids, pamphlets and brochures, role play and reflective time to get key messages across to Pacific communities. The programme was adapted to fit the context and the needs of the specific communities, aligning with the local context and the organisations and resources already working within the communities.