Suicide Prevention and Postvention
Our coordinator helps promote and coordinate actions by existing regional services that contribute to suicide prevention and postvention across Taranaki.
The role is not frontline but helps implement the Taranaki Action Plan by increasing community awareness, co-ordinating training and education, and supporting communities to design their own initiatives to reduce self-harm and suicide.
Our coordinator can facilitate workshops with Taranaki businesses and organisations to inform staff about suicide prevention, myths and facts, and how to start a conversation when you have concerns about someone.
If you are interested and would like to know more please email Amber-Jade McCaskill [email protected]
Suicide Prevention Taranaki
Suicide Prevention Taranaki was established in 2008.
The group includes representatives from Tui Ora, Taranaki DHB Mental Health & Addiction services, Taranaki Rural Support Trust, Family Works, Supporting Families in Mental Illness, Rainbow Agender NZ, Taranaki Retreat, local secondary schools, Ministry of Social Development (MSD), the primary health organisation (PHO) Pinnacle Incorporated, interested individuals and other local contracted mental health service providers.
Meetings are held monthly at Taranaki Base Hospital. For further information please contact Amber-Jade McCaskill by emailing [email protected]
Where to find help – resources
Suicide Prevention Taranaki worked alongside other services and professionals to develop a local resource that responds to the needs of the community. See the flyer Conversations about Suicide for tips and information on where to go for help.
If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts and would like to speak with someone: