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Progressive Muscle Relaxation – de-stressing for improved mental health
Pasifika Futures’ Ngalu Fānifo segment on 531 PI recently focused on the use of “progressive muscle relaxation” exercises to help ease stress and anxiety.
Etu Pasifika Covid-Hub – raising awareness around family entitlements
While Covid-19 cases around the country are starting to decline, Etu Pasifika Christchurch through their Covid Hub has continued to help Pacific families during this community outbreak and provide better understanding around what families are entitled to when they go into isolation after testing positive with Covid-19.
Staying prepared and connected – key ways to coping with ongoing Omicron outbreak
According to experts, we are nearing the peak of the current Omicron outbreak as cases continue to rise at an exponential rate and with this in mind, psychiatric nurse for Etu Pasifika, Mrs Seini Falefata reinforces the need for our family households to be well prepared for the self-isolation.
Responding to Community needs – Etu Pasifika’s Covid Hub
As the Omicron outbreak rapidly spreads across the country, Etu Pasifika, the largest Pacific health provider in Christchurch, has responded by transitioning their vaccination centre to become a Covid Hub for the Pacific community.
“Remember, we’re all in this together” – Supporting Tongan families in NZ
Pasifika Futures’ Ngalu Fānifo segment on 531 PI had it’s first segment of 2022 last week, with the talanoa focusing on the Tonga crisis and how families can approach their growing stress and anxiety levels.
“They will understand if you let them know being vaccinated will help protect them and their family” – Covid-19 Child Vaccinations
Board Director of the Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) Group and Auckland pediatrician, Dr Teuila Percival (QSO, FRACP), strongly encourages Pacific families whose children are eligible - between 5 to 11 years old - to get vaccinated as Covid-19 could pose huge risks to a child’s health.
Compliance and Sacrifice – understanding our collective purpose will save lives
Pasifika Futures’ (PFL) Ngalu Fānifo mental health segment on 531 P.I. with Dr Siale Foliaki, recently focused on compliance and the approach to conversations around the Covid-19 vaccine.
Checking in on mental health for students and young people during exams
With many high school students returning to school for a short period before their exams there will be heightened stress and anxiety among students, parents and teachers across the country. Pasifika Futures’ (PFL) Ngalu Fānifo mental health segment on 531 P.I. explored this as well as a talanoa round depression.
Get tested and get vaccinated: Call to action for Pacific community in Christchurch
Being vaccinated is the best protection for Pacific communities in tackling the Covid-19 virus, says Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) Dentist and Etu Pasifika Board Member, Dr Tule Misa.
Urgency from Pacific families in Christchurch to be vaccinated after positive Covid-19 case confirmed in Tonga
The news of a positive Covid-19 case reaching the shores of Tonga last week, following the arrival of a chartered flight from Christchurch, has resulted in a surge of vaccination numbers for the Christchurch community. Despite new cases of Covid-19 in the community, Christchurch remains at Alert Level 2.
Etu Pasifika Covid-19 Vaccination Drive is coming back to Ashburton
Etu Pasifika are running another Covid-19 vaccination drive in Ashburton this Sunday and all are welcome!