ASK (Awareness of Suicide in the Kaipara)
This project was undertaken by ASK – Awareness of Suicide in the Kaipara. ASK is under the umbrella of Kaipara Abuse Prevention Inc.
The Waka Hourua Project was to raise awareness of suicide in the Kaipara communities.
This project allowed us to include high profile guest speaker, Mike King to present to our Community on the 16th October. Merchandise and information was available on the night. Mike King presented to the Tinopai Community and at the Dargaville High School.
This was a platform for the planning and implementation of capacity building in the Kaipara to prevent suicide and respond effectively if and when a suicide occurs.
This project provided the opportunity to find out what organisations and agencies are already operating in the area and what they can specifically offer in the area of suicide prevention.