Initiatives in the New Zealand Suicide Prevention Strategy and Action Plan sit alongside other work programmes across government that share a focus on the risk and protective factors for suicide.
Aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 12 to 19 years with, or at risk of developing, mild to moderate mental health issues.
Within the health domain, Rising to the Challenge – the Mental Health and Addiction Service Development Plan 2012–2017 articulates Ministry of Health, DHB and NGO responsibilities for activities contributing to preventing suicide.
Building whānau resilience and encouraging whānau solutions to whānau problems.
Implementing changes in the White Paper for Vulnerable Children and the Children's Action Plan to better identify, support and protect vulnerable children.
A whole of government approach to address family violence, including abuse and neglect of children and older persons. For more information see
Government Action Strategy on Tackling Gangs
A multi-agency approach to tackle and prevent gang crime, and to reduce the harm it causes to families and communities.
Improving addiction treatment and support for people concerned about their own or someone else’s methamphetamine use.
Developing effective responses to youth crime issues.