About Us

Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust was formed in 2014 because there is little support available to families bereaved by suicide or those who are suicidal. In 2018 the Trust began offering direct peer support services from the Hope Centre in Central Dunedin.The Mission of the Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust is to reduce the rate of suicide and suicidal behaviour by:

We are seeking additional people to join our successful volunteer Board of Trustees.

The Role of Trustee

Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust is looking for up to three trustees. The positions will suit people able to bring their leadership skills to the board as it sets the strategic direction, meets its legal obligations, and monitors the performance of Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust in accordance with the Trust Deed.

Important skills and attributes sought include:

In addition, knowledge of the key issues in mental health, an ability to work collaboratively with other board members and a passion to be part of the trust’s work in making a positive difference in people’s lives, will be key to your success in this role.

The key responsibilities in this role include:

The Board meetings are usually held monthly at The Hope Centre in Dunedin. This is an unpaid role.

We particularly encourage applications from Tangata Whenua, Pasifika, Individuals with a disability, or lived experience.

Apply Now

For more information or to apply, contact Carolyn McMillan, Chair of Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust.

Email Carolyn