Suicide Prevention

Our national statistics show that sometime during this year over 500 families/whānau, their friends and work colleagues will have to deal with the grief associated with losing someone they love or know to suicide.

able will work with communities to promote mental health and wellbeing and support families/whānau. friends and others affected by suicide or suicidal behaviours.

able Invercargill now offers "Waves" a grief education programme for adults bereaved by suicide.  For more information click here ... 

For an informational pamphlet about the "Waves" programme click here ...


If you are worried about your or someone else's mental health, the best place to get help is your GP or local mental health provider.  However, if you or someone else is in danger or endangering others, call police immediately on 111.

Or if you need to talk to someone else:

  • Lifeline - 0800 543 354 (available 24/7)
  • Suicide Crisis Helpline - 0508 828 865 (available 24/7)
  • Youthline - 0800 376 633
  • Kidsline - 0800 543 754 (available 24/7)
  • Whatsup - 0800 942 787 (Mon-Fri 1pm to 10pm Sat-Sun 3pm to 10pm)
  • Depression helpline - 0800 111 757 (available 24/7)
  • Rainbow Youth - (09) 376 4155
  • Samaritans - 0800 726 666


Some useful links for you:

Mental Health Foundation


The Low Down

Like Minds Like Mine




Lifeline Aotearoa

Rural Support Trust

Ministry of Health


WellSouth Suicide Prevention