Kidsafe Taranaki Car Seat Clinics
Live Stronger for Longer: Preventing Falls and Fractures
New classes are being added to the list all the time, so make sure you check back from time to time. Give a class a go today! Below is some more information about the Community Strength and Balance programme in Taranaki, and its Coordinator, Hilary Blackstock, click here.
Conversations about Suicide: Ngā whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro mō te whakamomori
A popular Taranaki resource designed to support suicide prevention has recently been updated to capture new information from the Ministry of Health – and is readily available to those who need it.
‘Conversations about Suicide’ is a locally developed guide designed to support individuals, whānau and services hold conversations about suicide and with individuals experiencing suicidal thoughts so they can get the right help.
The guide is available in English or Te Reo Māori and contains a section outlining common myths and facts associated with suicide in an effort to break down the stigma often associated. Finally, there is a list of help lines that may be able to assist during this distressing period.
The resource is readily accessible on the Tui Ora and NPiS websites, and has been available in hard copy or pdf for over 12 months, during this time over 5000 copies have been distributed throughout the region. Additional printed copies of the resource will be distributed widely as soon as they are available; please get in touch with Sue Martin at Tui Ora if you are interested in receiving some.
The guide, originally developed in 2016 was a collaborative effort involving Suicide Prevention Taranaki and Homegrown – Rangatahi Suicide Prevention. These collectives appreciate the support from NPiS thus far to fund the printing.
2016 International Safe Community Re-accreditation
Alcohol + Drugs
Community Toolkit for making submissions on alcohol
Alcohol + Drugs
Risky behaviours can occur when teenagers drink alcohol. Risky behaviour can have both short-term and long-term impacts, which is why it is important to change the community attitudes surrounding alcohol, and stop underage drinking from being the norm.
This Parent Pack Toolkit was developed by the Taranaki Alcohol Harm Reduction Group to help guide parents and caregivers of young people when concerned about alcohol access. Click here to read a digital copy of this toolkit.
Safe Footwear Campaign
What are you missing? Pedestrian Safety Campaign
- Drivers think ahead about the possibility of sunstrike or sections of heavy shading on the road. Look twice to make sure there isn't a child waiting at a pedestrian crossing or a cyclist ahead of you in the light.
- If a school bus has stopped to let off or pick up students, remember the law states 20 km/h past (IN BOTH DIRECTIONS), if a child is running late or in a hurry, they can sometimes dart out in front or behind a bus.
- It is starting to get dark in the late afternoon as winter draws near and early mornings, if you're commuting home actively or out for some exercise ensure you can be seen. Wear high viz or reflective clothing if walking/running and if riding you must have a front and rear light visible from 100m away and pedal reflectors. And if you're driving turn on your headlights.
- Never assume you have been seen.
- Role model the right behaviour.