View our suite of bereavement resources.
Grief and Loss during COVID-19
This resource offers supportive information and tips if someone you care about dies during COVID-19. It discusses funerals, tangihanga and honoring a person's life and offers ways to support yourself and others experiencing grief. It includes links for helplines and remote support, as well as helplines and information links.
This resource is designed by people with lived experience of grief and loss. Everyone's loss is unique – we hope this resource is helpful for you.
Losing a Loved One to Suicide during COVID-19
This resource offers supportive information and tips if someone you care about dies of suicide during COVID-19. It discusses funerals, tangihanga and honoring a person's life and offers ways to support yourself and others experiencing suicide loss. It includes links for helplines and remote support, as well as helplines and information links.
This resource is designed by people with lived experience of suicide loss.
Changes to Official Processes for Suspected Deaths during COVID-19
This fact sheet provides information on changes to official processes for suspected suicide deaths under COVID-19.
After A Suicide
Available as a large postcard (A5), the front of this card lets people know about the After a Suicide website and what they can find there. The other side of the card has information about self-care and how to cope in the days and weeks following losing someone to suicide.
This resource was written in partnership with a wide range of people who have been bereaved by suicide. The self-care tips reflect what they found most helpful. This resource is for anyone who has lost someone to suicide as well as those supporting bereaved friends, family and whanau.
Comment or No Comment
This resource will help you to make the right choice for you, your family and whanau about talking to media after losing a loved one to suicide.
We’re here to support you
This postcard outlines a range of MHF resources that may help to support after a suicide.
Support Groups for Suicide Loss
A support group does not remove grief and loss but provides an opportunity to share the journey with people who have been through something similar.
There is no one way to run a support group for suicide loss. Groups might look quite different, depending on where they are located and who the members are.
Some groups might be designed for particular people, like Maori, Pasifika, LGBTI people, the Defence Forces or people from a particular faith background. Some groups go on running for years, while others come and go as they are needed.