“I didn’t know how to be safe, because no one teaches you how to be safe. Even in your own body you just assume feeling like this is ok or doing this is ok. When in reality it’s probably not ok for you.”

In this episode of Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai, 19-year-old Zakara Siafolau takes rangatahi on a guided meditation to find their inner sense of safety. 

Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai is a 10-part series of practical mental wellbeing tools told through a Te Ao Māori worldview with honest kōrero, humour and shared stories. 

Watch the whole series here. 

Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai is created by The Kindness Institute, with funding support from Te Māngai Pāho

Where to get help:

  • 1737: The nationwide, 24/7 mental health support line. Call or text 1737 to speak to a trained counsellor.
  • Suicide Crisis Line: Free call 0508 TAUTOKO or 0508 828 865. Nationwide 24/7 support line operated by experienced counsellors with advanced suicide prevention training. 
  • Youthline: Free call 0800 376 633, free text 234. Nationwide service focused on supporting young people.