Suicide Postvention: Support For Whānau

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As part Waka Hourua (National Suicide Prevention Programme for Māori and Pasifika Communities), Te Rau Matatini is currently working on a Suicide Postvention project which will identify and promote culturally relevant postvention response models for Māori.  Postvention is about ensuring appropriate care and support for whānau and friends who have lost loved ones to suicide, one important component to suicide prevention in Aotearoa.

As part of this project, Te Rau Matatini releases a publication called Ka Ao, Ka Ao Postvention for Māori; which includes an introduction to postvention as prevention, Māori and suicide, and case studies which prompt the variety of ways Māori are using in postvention.

The Ka Ao, Ka Ao Postvention for Māori report is available for download from the Publications and Resources section of our website.