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National Zero Suicide Forum

National Zero Suicide Forum

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  • Thu 27 Jul ’17, 9:00am – 5:00pm


Jet Park Hotel & Conference Centre, 63 Westney Road, Mangere


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • DHB / Government agency: $350.00
  • Not-For-Profit Organisations: $300.00

More than 500 New Zealanders die by suicide every year, making it the third most common reason why people die younger than expected. Another 150,000 people think about taking their own life, around 50,000 make a plan to take their own life, and around 20,000 attempt suicide.

All of this behaviour has a devastating and often long-lasting impact on the lives of the people involved. (Ministry of Health, NZ 2017)

Are you interested in being a part of a focused effort to drive down the number of deaths by suicide in New Zealand? If so, join us at the National Zero Suicide Forum.

The forum will bring international thought leaders from the US, Northern Ireland and Australia, Government representatives, clinicians and support organisations to delegates who are working in New Zealand’s suicide prevention and mental health sectors to explore how we can provide integrated suicide prevention care models from crisis-point, to stabilisation and recovery, with a renewed ambitious, relentless resolve to drive down the NZ suicide death rate.

The zero suicide concept and disciplined practices emerged from the ambitious ’perfect depression care’ quality performance improvement initiative at the Henry Ford Health System, Detroit. The results were remarkable, driving the suicide death rate to zero in just three years. With more than 250 zero suicide pilots underway across 14 countries, we are seeing some remarkable reductions within communities adopting this mindset.

This forum will explore adopting a Zero Suicide approach as the basis for suicide prevention activity in New Zealand. To this end, we will also launch the Zero Suicide Academy for organisations looking to adopt a Zero Suicide methodology in their practice.

The National Zero Suicide Forum is designed for delegates and decision makers working within New Zealand’s suicide prevention and mental health sector who provide support in their communities to people with suicidal thoughts. It also invites those with a lived experience who wish to drive down the numbers of deaths from suicide in their communities.

- Dr. Steve Duffy
MBChB, FRANZCP, MBA Clinical Director Adult General Inpatient Services Canterbury DHB

- David Covington LPC, MBA
CEO and President of RI International

- Dr. Tracy Lee
Director, Postvention Aotearoa

- Maria Baker, (Ngapuhi, Te Rarawa)
CEO Te Rau Matatini (National Maori Health Workforce Development Organisation)

- Shaun Robinson
Chief Executive, Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand

- Denise Kingi-Uluave
Senior Manager Suicide Prevention, Le Va

$350.00 pp + GST for DHB or other Government agency delegates
$300.00 pp + GST for Not-For-Profit delegates

A discount is available for three or more delegates attending from the same organisation – please contact us for the special discount code - Kelly Hosken on 06 878 3456 or email kelly@grow.co.nz.

Payment methods:
Credit card or request an invoice.

Registration process:
There are three steps in the online booking process. You will receive an automated confirmation email upon successful completion of registration. If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Kelly Hosken on 06 878 3456 or email: kelly@grow.co.nz.

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