A Strategy to Prevent Suicide in New Zealand: Draft for public consultation

This consultation has now closed.

Published online: 
12 April 2017
A Strategy to Prevent Suicide in New Zealand: Draft for public consultation

Every year over 500 people die by suicide in New Zealand. This has a devastating impact on the lives of the people involved and impacts all of us in some way. The New Zealand Suicide Prevention Strategy 2006–2016, which has guided suicide prevention activity in New Zealand since 2006, has come to an end.

‘A Strategy to Prevent Suicide in New Zealand: Draft for public consultation’ outlines a framework for how we can work together to reduce suicidal behaviour in New Zealand. It also identifies a set of priority areas for action.

Submissions on this consultation closed at 11pm, 26 June 2017

Public consultation meetings

Public consultation meetings were held in various locations across the country. The locations and dates of these public consultation meetings were:

  • Friday 5 May 2017 in Palmerston North from 10 am – 1 pm, Hotel Coachman, 140 Fitzherbert Avenue
  • Monday 8 May 2017 in Christchurch from 10 am – 1 pm, Riccarton Park Function Centre, 165 Racecourse Road
  • Tuesday 9 May 2017 in Greymouth from 10 am – 1 pm, Kingsgate Hotel, Mawhera Quay
  • Wednesday 10 May 2017 in Timaru from 11 am – 2.30 pm, Caroline Bay Community Lounge, Caroline Bay
  • Friday 12 May 2017 in Wellington from 9.30 am – 12.30 pm, The Pines, 50 The Esplanade, Houghton Bay
  • Monday 15 May 2017 in New Plymouth from 11 am – 2.30 pm, The Devon Hotel, 390 Devon Street East
  • Thursday 18 May 2017 in Hamilton (Māori hui) from 9.30 am – 12.30 pm, Hui Te Rangiora Marae, 89 Clarence Street
  • Tuesday 23 May 2017 in Auckland from 1 – 4 pm, Alexandra Park, corner Green Lane West & Manukau Road, Auckland
  • Wednesday 24 May 2017 in Auckland (Pacific fono) from 10 am – 2 pm, hosted by Le Va, Harakeke House, 15 Ronwood Ave, Manukau City
  • Thursday 25 May 2017 in Kerikeri (Māori hui) from 9.30 am – 12.30 pm, Kerikeri RSA, 37 Cobham Road
  • Monday 29 May 2017 in Dunedin from 10.45 am – 1.45 pm, Edgar Centre, 116 Portsmith Drive, Andersons Bay
  • Tuesday 30 May 2017 in Whakatane (Māori hui) from 10.30 am – 2.30 pm, Adventure Solutionz, corner Thornton and Golf Links Rd

For more information about the meetings, see our information sheet (docx, 16 KB).

Targeted meetings

A number of targeted meetings related to particular population groups, such as Māori, Pacific and LGBTIQ, were also held with community partners. Details for the Māori hui and Pacific fono can be found in the list above.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    12 April 2017
  • ISBN:
    978-1-98-850240-3 (online)
  • HP number:
    6585
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2017. A Strategy to Prevent Suicide in New Zealand: Draft for public consultation. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.
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