Kia Ora, Talofa Lava, Malo e lelei, Kia Orana and Warm Pacific Greetings - Welcome to our Wellington Regions Suicide Prevention and Postvention Coordination Service
In 2014 the Ministry of Health (MOH) transferred responsibility for the local implementation of the National Suicide Prevention strategy 2012-2016 to District Health Boards.
Earlier this year the combined Wellington Region District Health Boards (Capital and Coast DHB, Hutt Valley DHB and Wairarapa DHB) underwent a tender process for a provider to supply a Suicide Prevention and Postvention Coordination Service.
The contract was awarded to Lifeline Aotearoa in May 2016 for a 2 year period and will include implementing the Wellington Region Suicide Prevention and Postvention Plan.
Lifeline has a huge depth of experience in suicide prevention and postvention work as well as in community engagement and coordination. We welcome the challenge to work with the Wellington Region communities and bringing to life the plan.
Although Lifeline will be the overarching project lead for this piece of work, we will be working closely with the current and ongoing Suicide Postvention Coordinator, Jennie Jones, from Regional Public Health. Jennie will continue to be the 'face of' and 'first point of contact' with anything to do with postvention in Capital Coast and Hutt Valley catchment area, and Lifeline will provide prevention coordination and training.
In addition, Lifeline will coordinate both the Suicide Prevention and Postvention plan for the Wairarapa area.
To view the Wellington 3DHB Suicide Prevention and Postvention Plan click here.
To find out more about this service please feel free to contact the project lead: Kayte Godward - firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Suicide Prevention Education Team 09 909 9207
Structure of the 3DHB Suicide Prevention & Postvention Coordination Service
An introduction into the new leadership group will be posted here soon with a link to a more in depth biography on each member.