Lifeline Aotearoa continues its mission to reduce distress and save lives.
Lifeline believes that suicide is preventable and we are striving to make suicide a “never” event. Access to support and intervention for all people in times of crisis is proven to saves lives. Lifeline believes that no person in distress or at high risk of suicide should be left alone. We are there for people, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Lifeline is committed to a community approach to preventing suicide where everyone plays a role and takes responsibility, and services that support wellbeing are within the reach of everyone.
We are committed to engaging with the community including Māori, Pasifika, those having used Lifeline services and those affected by suicide e.g. suicide attempt survivors and the bereaved through the implementation of the Strategy.
People in Aotearoa, New Zealand have responded to the extensive impact on families, whānau and community, with 64% noting the national suicide rate as a concern. This calls for a shift from suicide awareness to suicide prevention awareness.
Lifeline are part of the conversation nationally to reverse the impact of suicide on the community. We have staff actively working to co-ordinate prevention and postvention activities nationally and quite specifically in the three Wellington districts to achieve this.