Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust was formed in July 2014 by concerned citizens wanting to make a difference to our suicide statistics in New Zealand.
The Trust was formed because there was very lttle support available to families bereaved by suicide or those that are suicidal. We provide much needed support and give a voice for the thousands of families devastated by suicide.
The Life Matters Suicide Bereavement Group meets first Tuesday each month (except in January) at 5.30pm.
We also host an online support group called Life Matters Bereavement Support Group on Facebook and we can be contacted via Facebook.
We also have coffee groups and meet whenever the need arises.
Phone: Corinda Taylor: 021 293 0094
How is Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust funded?
The Trust does fundrasing and funding applications. Many generous sponsors have helped. We welcome donations which can go towards training and supporting those in need.
What service does Life Matters Prevention Trust provide?
The Trust is working towards creating an awareness in the community about suicide prevention initiatives by delivering safeTALK workshops which is a suicide alertness programme for everyone.
The Trust also provides bereavement and postvention support and help during the aftermath.
Zero suicide is our main goal so working towards removing the stigma associated with mental distress and to encourage more help seeking behaviour is essential.
At Life Matters we understand the shock, devastation and severe trauma experienced during the aftermath when a loved one dies of suicide. We can provide support in the form of listening or offering practical advice free of judgement.
We can provide support to help with police, toxicology results, hospital investigations, coronial inquests or Health and Disability investigations to help you make informed decisions. We can provide advice from a lived experience point of view. If breaches of best practice standards have occurred then we can promote changes that may prevent further suicides.
We welcome families and the community to get involved to help make a difference and bring our suicide statistics down. Cohesive communities can make a difference.
I am really worried about someone I know. What can I do?
- If someone has thoughts and feelings about suicide, take them very seriously.
- Be willing to listen, without judgment. Allow the person opportunities to talk honestly with you.
- Try to make the environment safe from any means of harm.
- If the person is feeling unsafe, or you think they are at high risk, don't leave them alone.
- You could ask someone else to be with them when you need to leave or need time out.
- If they're feeling more settled they might appreciate some time alone. However, don't leave them alone for long periods of time.
- Take them to an emergency service and make sure they get help immediately if you are concerned.
Our Bank Details for donations
Name of Account: Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust
Account Number: 03 0905 0601847 000