Wellbeing & Suicide Prevention

Waimakariri District Council are a partner in the Wailife Suicide Prevention Action Group.

We provide coordination and support for this group, established in 2013.

The Wailife Action group collaborate on projects aimed at reducing the incidence of suicide in our district.

Meetings are held bi-monthly in January, March, April, June, August, September, and November on the second Wednesday of the month.

The group’s activities include;

  • Promoting wellbeing related events
  • Supporting evidence based practice in suicide prevention
  • Providing and promoting education to increase professional capability and the communities ability to respond to people in crisis
  • Reducing stigma associated with mental illness

Partners in the Wailife Suicide Prevention Action Group are;

  • Supporting Families
  • Oxford Community Trust
  • Police
  • Presbyterian Support
  • Victim Support
  • Lifeline
  • Waves – Bereaved by Suicide Programme
  • Pegasus Health
  • Barnardos
  • North Canterbury Rural Support Trust
  • Rangiora High School Guidance Team
  • Grey Power
  • Neighbourhood Support
  • Community Representatives
  • Waimakariri District Council

AEIOU Suicide Prevention Talk for Community Groups

If you’re interested in our community group talks or have questions about any of the above, contact Nicola Trolove on 0800 965 468 or at nicola.trolove@wmk.govt.nz.