Useful information for the community after a suicide



Supporting children and young people:

Explaining suicide to children and young people

Breaking bad news to children and teens

Talking to your children when something traumatic and scary happens to others

Supporting children and teens through tough times

Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Schools grief  support

Supporting adults

Supporting adults who are grieving 

Family and friends grief support

Managing trauma, loss and grief in the workplace - for employers, managers and other workplace leaders

Ministry of Education

Emergency management and traumatic incidents – responding in schools

Preventing and Responding to Suicide - Resource Kit for Schools

The Mental Health Foundation - Suicide Prevention Information 

Provides a national suicide prevention information service that aims to improve New Zealanders' understanding of suicide prevention and increase their capacity to help, by providing high quality information and resources.

The Suicide Prevention Information page has links to downloadable resources, as well as information on:

  • What to do if you are worried about someone
  • What to do if you are having suicidal thoughts
  • After a suicide attempt 
  • Self-harm
  • Supporting someone online 

Responding to people at risk of suicide: How can you and your organisation help?  provides organisations and individuals with easily accessible information about appropriate responses to managing suicide and self harm.

What are the common myths about suicide?

Understanding suicide across cultures

Suicide  with Judy Bailey – a video series, in which Judy Bailey presents a range of interviews with suicide prevention researchers, clinicians and service providers on the following topics - warning signs, risk factors, suicide bereavement, caring for someone who is suicidal, suicide in communities and suicide myths.


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools

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