Seuga - for Pasifika Men

‘Seuga’ is aimed at restoring the wellbeing of Pasifika men who have used or experienced violence or have other issues linked to violence.

What is Seuga?

Seuga is a 10-week education programme aiming to improve the resilience and wellbeing of Pasifika men (and their families) by addressing the underlying issues of family violence, addiction and anger. It provides holistic support for participants based on the Fonofale model. 

Who is Seuga for?

Seuga is open to Pasifika men, aged 18 and over, in Christchurch and the surrounding areas.  It supports those experiencing issues stemming from family dramas, culture clashes, faith complications, misuse of alcohol, drugs and more. 

What is covered?

Seuga covers culture, family and the pillars of the fonofale model, with discussions on cultural differences, family violence, alcohol & drugs, faith and other topics that bring insight into Pasifika men’s behavioural problems and help develop their wellbeing. Each session ends with a ‘TALANOA’ (therapy) session to have a safe conversation regarding anything that arises.

What language is Seuga delivered in?

Seuga is delivered bilingually in English and Samoan

When and where does Seuga run?

Seuga operates every Saturday during term time, 9.30-12.30, at Phillipstown Community Hub (room 7).

How do I join Seuga?

You can self refer to Seuga, or be referred. To make a referral, call Nicky on 027 514 4027, or complete our ReachOut referral form.

Hear from some of our men (video)



Contact Us

  • Call us on (03) 378 3847 or 0800 AVIVA NOW (0800 28482 669) - 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for people in Canterbury
  • For information about Seuga, call Nicky on 027 514 4027
  • Email [email protected] (this inbox is checked Monday-Friday, 9-5)
  • If you are a social service or other referring agency, please complete a referral form (use ReachOut referral for Seuga) and forward to Aviva by email