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Taranaki Suicide Prevention and Postvention Coordinator

Who can use this service?

Anyone wanting to lower the number of suicides in Taranaki.

What you can expect

Our Kaiakiaki Ora works with local organisations to run suicide prevention workshops that:

  • Raise awareness
  • Separate myths and facts
  • Teach skills to start conversations if people have concerns
  • Help to reduce the number of suicides in our communities.

The Taranaki Suicide Prevention Collective includes Te Whatu Ora Taranaki, Tui Ora, Victim Support, New Plymouth Injury Safe, Central Safe Trust, Taranaki Retreat, Taranaki Rural Support Trust, Yellow Brick Road, Hope Walk, Taranaki R.A.T.S, Family Works, Tu Taki Inc, WITT, the primary health organisation (PHO) Pinnacle Incorporated, interested individuals and other local contracted mental health service providers.


The Taranaki Suicide Prevention collective meets monthly. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in supporting communities to reduce self-harm and suicide.


You can access this free service


To find out more or connect to this service:

To organise a workshop for your organisation


to find out more about the mahi of the Taranaki Suicide Prevention collective, get in touch with: Sam Mahy at [email protected]

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts and would like to speak with someone:

  • Need to Talk? 1737 free call or text any time. Are you feeling anxious, want to talk, feeling down or a bit overwhelmed? call or text.
  • Lifeline (open 24/7) 0800 543 354
  • Depression Helpline (open 24/7) 0800 111 757 or
  • Healthline (open 24/7) 0800 611 116
  • Suicide Helpline (open 24/7) 0508 828 865 – This is a service for those thinking about suicide, or those who are concerned about family or friends
  • Youthline (open 24/7) 0800 376 633 or free txt 234 between 8am and midnight
  • Kidsline (open 24/7 0800 543 754 – This service is for children aged 5 to 18
  • Rural Support Trust 0800 787 254
  • Taranaki District Health Board Crisis Team (Assessment & Brief Care) 0508 277 478 – sometimes you will need to leave a message
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