Every life matters - He Tapu te Oranga o ia tangata

Suicide prevention strategy 2019-2029 and suicide prevention action plan 2019-2024 for Aotearoa New Zealand
Suicide New Zealand

 The Suicide Prevention Strategy 2019–2029 and Action Plan 2019–2024 for Aotearoa New Zealand has three main focus areas:

- Promoting wellbeing

- Responding to suicidal distress and behaviour 

- Supporting individuals, whanau and communities after a suicide

Actions that will be taken:

- Establishing a Suicide Prevention Office.

- Develop and progress a national research plan.

- Develop a suicide prevention and postvention workforce development plan.

- Develop a monitoring and evaluation framework for Every Life Matters.

- Increase wellbeing support for children and young people in places of learning.

- Support delivery of suicide prevention education programmes.

- Work with Maori and people with lived experience of suicidal behaviours to develop national guidelines for managing suicide risk to be used within district health boards (DHBs) and NGOs.

- Implement a free national suicide bereaved counselling service.









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