1000 Maori Homes supports Whānau Champions through training and resources to work closely with whānau to reduce the risk of suicide.
Regional champions around the country are currently being identified to work as go-to people to access support people, groups & resources (such as kaumatua, specialists, organisations, religious support, etc) to support whānau or individuals showing suicide risk or post-suicide attempts.
Regional Community Support Groups
- Database (In development)
- Māori Suicide Prevention Initiatives – Community Fund
Ka Piki Te Ora
Māori suicide prevention services are located in nine regions: South Auckland; Northland (Whangarei & Kaitaia); Rotorua; Napier; Opotoki; Whanganui; Christchurch & Invercargill.
District Health Boards
There are 20 DHBs in New Zealand, each DHB has a suicide prevention and postvention plan and staff are appointed to provide suicide prevention and postvention coordination roles. Please contact your local DHB for information.
Ngā Hoa Mahi / Partners
Te Au, the suicide prevention centre within Te Rau Ora, works with various groups and organisations to support a wide reach of communities to improve whānau wellness, resilience and strength. With an emphasis on reducing and eliminating suicide in Māori communities, Te Au’s focus is to encourage organisations and community groups to work together for whānau well-being.
Some of the groups and organisations working alongside Te Au (and Te Rau Ora) include: