Suicide Prevention Taranaki was established on the recommendation of a suicide prevention needs assessment carried out by New Plymouth injury Safe in 2008. The group includes representatives from Taranaki DHB Mental Health & Addiction services, Tui Ora Ltd, Taranaki Rural Suport Trust, Family Works, Supporting Families in Mental Illness, interested individuals and other local contracted mental health service providers, including Maori health providers. Representatives from local secondary schools, Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and Primary Health Organisations (PHO) are also on the mailing list for minutes and input.
The group meets on the second Friday of every month and membership is open to anyone with an interest in improving coordination of suicide prevention services across Taranaki. The group is currently developing an action plan which will largely focus on raising awareness of suicide prevention and increasing the availability of suicide prevention training in our region. Contact [email protected]
for more details.
Taranaki Suicide Prevention Service
Tui Ora Ltd provides promotion and co-ordination of existing regional suicide prevention services. This includes Suicide Prevention Taranaki, Fighting the Blues, Rural Support Trust Taranaki, Taranaki Retreat and Supporting Families in Mental Illness as well as Taranaki DHB, the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education.
The service is not a frontline one, but helps implement the Taranaki action plan, increase community awareness, co-ordinate training and education, and support communities to design their own initiatives to reduce self-harm and suicide.
Conversations about Suicide Resource: Ngā whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro mō te whakamomori
Suicide Prevention Taranaki worked alongside other services and professionals to develop a local resource that responds to the needs of the community. Click on the resource below for tips and information on where to go for help. Available in both English and Te Reo.