• Atu-Mai is a violence prevention programme for Pasifika young people and their families.

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Atu-Mai programme By LeVa


  • Education and information.
  • Skills based approach.
  • Goal setting.
  • Co-designed with Pasifika young people to ensure it is culturally relevant, family focused and community-led.
Country of origin New Zealand
Clinical review 

5 star review

Read a clinical review below.

Security and privacy Does the app:
  • Collect medical information? No
  • Require a login? Yes
  • Have password protection? No
  • Have a privacy policy? Yes
  • Require internet access to use? Yes

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Cost Free
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Atu Mai is a violence prevention programme that supports young Pasifika and their families to be confident and resilient and experience healthy and safe family and social relationships. The programme is very simple and easy to follow, with real people sharing their stories that are easily relatable. Younger generations born in Aotearoa New Zealand may have a harder time connecting back to their heritage, so this app is useful in providing information that is both engaging and interactive.

The programme acknowledges the role of the young person, family and community. For the young person, the programme aims to strengthen self confidence and self-pride through knowledge about culture and ancestry. It enhances respectful relationships including supporting inter-generational communication. For family, the programme explains why the first 1000 days of life are so important to children and the important role fathers play in the wellbeing of their children.      

For the complete description, go to the programme website(external link) or, for a more detailed review, see detailed reviews below.


Easy to use/navigate, great images, messages are simple and clear.

Acknowledges the heterogeneity of the ethnic and cultural identity (Why is culture important?). 

Co-designed with Pasifika young people. 

To increase engagement, it uses a variety of techniques such as videos, games, text and audio.  

✘ Digital platform, therefore harder to access for older audiences.

Difficult to drag cursor through interactive modules.

Clinical review

5 star review

Akesa Fifita
Date of review: September 2023
Comments: This is a great app. It is well designed with a simple format that is easy to navigate through. It contains meaningful content that has been structured in a way to maximise audience engagement. The interactive modules also make for a fun app, suitable for youth and their caregivers. Bravo to the team for putting together this amazing app.
Safety concerns: None
New Zealand relevance: Yes

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