Raglan Community House
Since February 2012, the Raglan community has had a Suicide Prevention and Awareness Group in place. The Group is made up of a wide cross section of the community with representatives from Poihakena Marae, Te Mauri Tau, health professionals, counsellors and local police.
Raglan Community House supports and administers the Group as it works to raise awareness of suicide and provide strategies for prevention. It has run three Mental Health 101 workshops, a Lifeline SAFETALK workshop (attended by 25) and a two-day Lifeline ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Techniques) course for 17 members of the community.
Raglan Community House has already trained suicide first aiders within the Māori community but wants to extend that reach through the Māori community in Whāingaroa by running a two day ASIST (Applied Suicide Interventions Skills Techniques) workshop on the basis that the more people are aware of the signs that indicate a person is at risk of suicide, the safer the community will be.