Vaka Tautua is a national “by Pacific for Pacific” health and social service provider.


We were established in 2007 by the PIASS and Malologa Trusts and remain a not-for-profit limited liability company registered with the Charities Commission.

We currently hold certification from the DAA Group against Standard NZS 8134:2008 Health and Disability Services, and we hold Level Two Status as a provider for the Ministry of Social Development.
 

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Conquering life one peak at a time

 

 

 

Friday 11 July 2014

Press Release | Vaka Tautua Peer Support Team

 

 

Vaka Tautua’s Peer Support Team are taking

their service to the next level when it comes to

enhancing service user recovery in the community.

The Peer Support Team at Vaka Tautua have

begun a ‘Seven Peaks Series’ which challenges

service users to lead healthier lifestyles through

climbing Auckland’s 7 mountain peaks.

 

“We wanted to make the task of achieving weight

loss goals and increasing our fitness levels an

exciting task by having our fitness activities held at

various locations around Auckland that are challenging and motivating.” Says Vaka Tautua Peer Support Worker Vasa Tasele


Climbing mountains seemed to be a fitting exercise when the team reflected on the work that they do in the mental health sector.

“The journey of climbing mountains is a slow moving journey, it is also a metaphor of how we journey everyday with our service users and staff walking alongside each other and celebrating small steps and being able to see life from a different view. (The summit)” says Tasele.

 

The team have already completed climbing One Tree Hill and Mt Eden and the series is due to culminate with activities at Mt Rangitoto on the 25th of July. 

 

For more information about how you can join in on the seven peaks series call 0800825282. For more information about Peer support and the other services provided by Vaka Tautua visit our website!

 

 

 

 

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