Supporting individuals and whānau to navigate life after suicide loss

Aoake te Rā is here to assist the bereaved to adapt to their loss by suicide.

  • We are a growing service that has been developed using co-design with bereaved individuals, whānau and communities
  • We offer a service for those needing focused support following bereavement by suicide. The service is: 
    • Free
    • Brief therapeutic support (from 6 to 10 hours/sessions of support)
    • Available to all ages, at any time following loss
    • Available to anyone navigating loss by suicide (whānau, friends, colleagues, discoverer, communities)
    • Sessions can support individuals, couples, whānau groups or a combination
    • Available nationwide
    • Available face to face, online, phone or a combination
  • We are one of a range of services that support people bereaved by suicide (see diagram) 
  • We aim to be a culturally responsive, safe and effective service
  • We work with identified local Providers (e.g. counsellors, psychologists and other health professionals) who we train in suicide bereavement. 

Feedback from bereaved whānau who have used the service...