Building a website that helps encourage whānau to have brave conversations about alcohol
Alcohol Journeys is part of the alcohol health and wellbeing mahi at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand that aims to help the inequalities and disproportionate harm from alcohol experienced by Māori.
Somar Digital was brought onboard by Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand (formerly Te Hiringa Hauora | Health Promotion Agency) to design and build a website that shares real stories from people about their challenges and experiences around alcohol and how to make changes.
Sharing Your Story
One of the major outcomes of the Alcohol Journeys website has been giving a platform for whānau to share their story and learn from others. The site is designed as a judgement-free safe space for people to learn first-hand from real people's experiences with the goal of inspiring change.
A Place to Encourage Change
Alcohol Journeys is a good starting point for people to make a change with not only stories from people but practical ways to make a change including recommendations and resources from professionals. The site is designed so it is less daunting for users who want to seek help to do so.
Modern and Scalable Web Solution
From a technical stand point, as with any project, it was important that the Alcohol Journeys site was built to be modern and scalable. It's easy for Te Whatu Ora and our Dev team to make updates and improvements to the site when necessary. Ultimately, we want the site to last and be a trusted source of advice and community.