View our suite of suicide prevention and postvention resources.

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Connecting through Kōrero

The Connecting Through Kōrero guidebook and videos are for parents, caregivers, teachers, counsellors, aunties, uncles, friends and other whānau members - anyone who cares about taiohi and needs tautoko/support and guidance to kōrero with them about suicide. Find the videos and more information on our website: https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help/connecting-through-korero/

A special thanks to:

  • the AK Franks Charitable Trust for funding copies for Northland;
  • the Margaret & Huia Clarke Charitable Trust for funding copies for Rotorua;
  • the WEL Energy Trust for funding copies for Hamilton, Waikato and Waipa districts;
  • and the West Coast Community Trust for funding copies for the West Coast.

If you would prefer to read this resource as a webpage, please click here

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Don't give up postcard

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Having Suicidal Thoughts

Having Suicidal Thoughts is for people who are managing their own suicidal thoughts or feelings. It offers information about what support is available, advice from people who have lived through their own suicidal thoughts, and suggestions about recovery.  

The resource includes a template to develop a personal safety plan.

If you would prefer to read this resource as a webpage, please click here.

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Helplines Brochure

In this resource you will find a directory of helplines and local mental health service contact details.

To help connect people with their local communities for specific or wider support, this resource includes blank pages for you to fill in with any local helplines and personal supports. 

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PersonalSafetyPlan

Personal Safety Plan

This personal safety plan allows you to keep a record of the things you can do and the people you can contact to keep yourself safe if you are feeling really bad. One copy of this personal safety plan is included with every Having Suicidal Thoughts booklet.

If you would prefer to read this resource as a webpage, please click here.

The print friendly version of this resource is also interactive. You can download the pdf, fill it in, and save it digitally or print it off. 

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Takatapui

Takatāpui: Part of the whānau

Takatāpui is a traditional Māori term meaning ‘intimate companion of the same sex.’ It has been reclaimed to embrace all Maori who identify with diverse genders and sexualities such as whakawahine, tangata ira tane, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer. 

This resource is for takatāpui, their whānau and communities, sharing stories and information about identity, wellbeing and suicide prevention.

The resource was written by Elizabeth Kerekere and produced in partnership with Tiwhanawhana Trust. 

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Tihei Mauri Ora

Information for whānau and friends to support someone who is in crisis or distress. This resource gives information and suggestions about how to support people who might be distressed or in suicidal crisis, and those who are recovering from feeling suicidal.

 

If you would prefer to read this resource as a webpage, please click here.

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Tihei Mauri Ora postcard

WhatHappensNow

What Happens Now?

This resource, What happens now?, offers information to help people stay safe in the days and weeks after they survive a suicide attempt or serious self-harm. The resource also provides information to friends, whānau, counsellors or support people about how to help.

See our Personal Safety Plan.

If you would prefer to read this resource as a webpage, please click here.

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AreyouWorried

Worried someone is thinking of suicide?

Are you worried someone is thinking about suicide? Advice for families, whānau and friends who are worried about the suicide risk of someone close to them.

If you would prefer to read this resource as a webpage, please click here.

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