We're dedicated to reducing suicide in Aotearoa

We are a Peer-Governed and Peer-Led service

Opening hours:
- Tuesday 9am-5.30pm
- Wednesday to Friday 9am-9pm
- Saturday & Sunday 1pm-9pm

Phone: 027 240 0114
Email: teamleaders@lifematters.org.nz

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The Stats

In 2021/22, 538 people died by suspected suicide in our country, almost double the number of those who die by car accidents.

Around 12 people die every week by suicide in New Zealand. That is 1-2 people every day.

New Zealand topped the global teen suicide ranking, a UNICEF report reveals.

For every person who dies by suicide more than 100 people are affected.

At Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust we aim for Zero Suicide in the health care system

Who are we?

Our Aim:
To reduce suicide in Aotearoa

Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust | Te Whare Oranga Ngākau is a Peer-Governed and Peer-Led organisation striving to help members of our community who are at risk of, or affected by, suicide.

We provide Peer Support for tāngata whaiora (person seeking health) in mental distress or in crisis.  We also run bereavement support and whānau support groups monthly as well as delivering mental health workshops such as safeTALK.

We operate on the core values of Inclusivity, Respect, Empathy and Integrity.

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The Mission of the Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust is to reduce suicide in Aotearoa by:

  • Supporting people at risk of suicide and their whanau
  • Providing community education
  • Increasing community awareness
  • Providing bereavement support
  • Reducing stigma
  • Local and national advocacy

Hope Centre | Te Whare Tūmanako

The Hope Centre is a safe place which provides support in the aftermath of suicide, and helps you navigate Aotearoa/New Zealand’s Mental Health services.

It is a welcoming and intentional place where our peer supporters promise to listen to you, ask about what is happening for you right now, and ensure you connect with good support.

We are open to provide you with Peer Support from 9am-5.30pm Tuesday, 9am-9pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 1pm-9pm Saturday and Sunday. We are now accepting tāngata whaiora in mental health crisis as drop-ins at any point during our opening hours.

Visit us at 63 Hanover Street, Dunedin.

Hope Centre

Hope Centre Testimonials

"I have found my regular appointment sessions with Jade to be invaluable. Jade is an amazing listener who offers very thoughtful considered responses to the distress that I am experiencing that helps to create a calm, non-reactive, non-judgemental and trusting atmosphere. Jade also offers an open-minded genuine interest in understanding what another person’s experience of reality is actually like which also helps to create an open, honest, and authentic flow of communication."

"I came in feeling low and leaving much better, my volunteer Grace is great and puts me at ease. I am grateful you are here for me and other people too. I think the service is now great. Follow up phone calls are appreciated. I feel your volunteers go the extra mile. I have no hesitation in telling people about the service provided.”


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