Samoan podcast aims to normalize mental wellness
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Samoan podcast aims to normalize mental wellness

Dr Ioana Mulipola hopes to break the stigma surrounding Samoan mental health with her new podcast ‘Fau Gagana’.

Dr Ioana Mulipola hopes to break the stigma surrounding Samoan mental health with her new podcast ‘Fau Gagana’.
Photo: Ioana Mulipola

Nursing teacher hopes to break stigma around Samoan mental health with new podcast ‘Fau Gagana’.

Presented in Gagana Samoa or the Samoan language, the podcast is aimed primarily at Samoan migrants in New Zealand and explores how mental health is interpreted from a Samoan perspective, based on cultural practices and values ​​and how to manage mental wellbeing.

Dr Ioana Mulipola spoke to Pacific Waves host Susana Suisuiki.