Youth Suicide organisations and support



Mental Health Foundation
- a clearing house for information and networking. For a series of booklets on specific conditions such as depression, post natal depression, depression in childhood and adolescence, and others.

Project Hope - is dedicated to making all people healthier and happier as the best defense there is against depression and all forms of preventable deaths. Has free downloads of documents designed to teach Life Skills that will lead people to have happier and healthier lives.

Safer Streets Trust - has developed and produced "The Journey to Wellbeing" ("Hikoi ki te Hauora") based on the world recognised Ron Phillips work. Ron Phillips has achieved phenomenal success at Campbell Lodge and SST has made this program available at no cost to all year 9 classes. 

SPINZ
- Suicide Prevention Information NZ
SPINZ is a national suicide prevention information service which aims to assist communities and services to prevent suicide by providing them with best practice information

Yellow Ribbon - based on the USA model, but lacking the support services offered by its "USA sponsor".  Yellow Ribbon closed down in March 2005 due, it claimed, to lack of support from the Government.

Some Web Sites and Resources
RNZCGP - detection & management of young people at risk of suicide

Youth Affairs
appointed a National Coordinator Youth Suicide Prevention on 21st May 2001

Ministry of Health The New Zealand Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy

www.help4youth.com

Ministry of Youth Affairs Guidelines for Primary Care Providers