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
    • available to all ages and at any stage after bereavement
    • a brief service with approximately four hours of therapeutic support per person (e.g. four 60 minute sessions) 
    • available for individuals, couple or whānau groups 
  • We offer face to face, online and phone services
  • 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...