The best outcomes are achieved when whānau (families) and friends are equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities to make a difference to the wellbeing of whanau members. This is also true in the fight against self harm and suicide in New Zealand. The more informed whanau become about what to do in the light of risks toward suicide, the more confident they can be in reducing the serious losses we are experiencing in New Zealand. As a whanau member or friend of a loved one, you have visited this site looking for information and answers to questions.
What you can do now is:
- Learn the Warning signs
- Know what factors may increase risk of a person taking their life
- Take any talk or behaviour indicating a person wants to take their life SERIOUSLY
- Respond to the person with compassion and care, do not judge or ridicule!
- Take Action to ensure safety
- Seek Professional Help
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Our Objective is for Whānau ora (Healthy families). Families supported to achieve their maximum health and wellbeing.