Introducing Taranaki's new Suicide Prevention Coordinator

Feb 23, 2021



My name is Sam Mahy and I recently started in the role of Kaiakiaki Ora (Suicide Prevention and Postvention Coordinator) within the Oranga Hapori (Public Health) team at Tui Ora. I live with my partner and our three children in New Plymouth. I graduated as a social worker from WITT in 2012 and have been employed with Tui Ora ever since. I have experience working with rangatahi and in the field of community mental health and addictions.

My role as Kaiakiaki Ora is to help implement the Taranaki Action Plan by increasing community awareness, co-ordinating training and education, and supporting communities to design their own initiatives to reduce self-harm and suicide.  I work alongside other services and professionals that contribute to suicide prevention and postvention across Taranaki.

If you would like to know more about Kaiakiaki Ora, Oranga Hapori or how we can work with you, please get in touch.

Nga mihi nui,

Sam Mahy

Tui Ora, 36 Maratahu Street, Westown, New Plymouth

Phone: 06-759-4064


Email: [email protected]


Intro Byline: Sam Mahy