A number of Northland providers have been successful in gaining Waka Hourua Community Funding to undertake a variety of suicide prevention initiatives within their communities.  Several of those providers sought funding to undertake the Lifeline Suicide ASIST two day training within their own region.  Te Hauora o Te Hiku o Te Ika was identified to co-ordinate the one-off regionally based two day training session for the Northland Providers.

The Lifeline Suicide ASIST two day training is a well recognised training programme that will add significant value to the initiatives being carried out within the Northland region.  Lifeline has confirmed the availability of Māori trainers to deliver the training within the Northland region during September 2014.  Waka Hourua is keen to ensure training is available to the Northland based providers at the earliest time as many projects are already underway, or about to commence.

The community groups and the number of places available in the training sessions (based upon their original application requests) are listed below.  Note that these allocations may change depending on the availability of key members being available to attend the training. There was a maximum of 22 spaces available within the training.

  • Ngā Waka o Te Tai Tokerau – 10 people
  • Ngāti Hine Health Trust – 2 people
  • Ngā Ringa Atawhai – 2 people
  • He Konae Tupu – 2 people
  • Te Hauora o Kaikohe – 2 people
  • Tau Iho I te Po Trust – 2 people
  • Te Hauora o Te Hiku o Te Ika Trust – 2 people

These activities supported the overall outcomes of the Waka Hourua Fund.