A-OK NZ Training coming to Taranaki
Have you heard of A-OK NZ? A-OK NZ is a new approach to suicide prevention; an acronym for 'Acts of Kindness that build life-supporting communities'.. A-OK NZ is a provider of training that 'equips people to be able to have life-supporting conversations' in your workplaces, schools, organisations, sports teams, communities, and in your professional roles. They provide a range of training to suit specific learning needs. Click here for a description of each of the different programmes.
A-OK NZ was formed officially in 2017 as a way to keep these workshops running. Prior to that, the facilitators of A-OK NZ had been delivering these workshops throughout the country since 2004 under Lifeline, and have evolved over the years of delivering training throughout the country.
The good news is that they are bringing their training to Taranaki! A-OK's safeTALK training is coming to New Plymouth in March, prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Click below for Taranaki's training calendar.
Want to know about other opportunities for training in mental wellbeing and suicide prevention? Check out Tui Ora's Suicide Prevention and Postvention section of their website, where training opportunities are regularly added.