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Guidance for community organisations involved in suicide postvention

Over the past few years, a number of New Zealand communities have formed local organisations to provide
suicide postvention services aimed at helping people who have been bereaved by suicide.

These community initiatives, in which locally-based professional agencies combine with voluntary agencies,
have grown out of shared concerns about the New Zealand rate of suicide.

This guide is intended to support existing organisations and to assist those who are seeking to establish a
suicide postvention initiative within their community