New suicide support group handbook released

9 Sep, 2015

suicide loss supportThe Mental Health Foundation is pleased to share our newest resource with you: Support groups for suicide loss: a handbook for Aotearoa New Zealand
The resource is the first of its kind in New Zealand and includes practical steps for setting up and running a group, the personal experiences and comments of support group facilitators around New Zealand, and plenty of examples to help those who wish to establish a support group of their own. 
We spoke to members and facilitators of support groups around New Zealand, and their wisdom has greatly enriched this resource. Their advice and shared experiences we were able to share through this handbook will help others to establish their own groups, especially in areas that do not already have one. The resource is available for download from our website. Please share it with anyone you think may find it useful. 

If you're running a support group, or interested in setting one up, you can contact us for more information, resources and advice.