Clinical Advisory Services Aotearoa
Mental Health & Addictions Service
Aoake te Rā: Bereaved by Suicide Service
- Programme Areas
Self help/ helpline, Mental health
- Programme Type
Online / e-mental health, Community based support - mental health, Non-acute specialist mental health community services
Wellington, Nelson Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, South Canterbury, Dunedin - South Otago, Southland, North Auckland, East Auckland, Central Lakes, Central Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Taranaki, MidCentral, West Auckland, South Auckland
- Age Groups
Child / tamariki, Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua
- Referral Types
Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections
You can refer yourself or somebody else via our website, email, or phone. To refer now:
- Fill in the online referral form at www.aoaketera.org.nz
- Email us at
- Or leave us a message on 0800 000 053 (please leave name and contact details)
Aoake te Rā is rolling out as a nationwide programme providing free brief therapeutic service to individuals and whānau as they navigate life after a loss by suicide. Aoake te Rā means ‘a new sun rises' - the emerging light being a symbol of hope as whānau adapt to their loss.
- We offer a service for those needing focused support following bereavement by suicide. The service is:
- available to all ages and at any stage after bereavement
- a brief service with approximately four hours support per person (e.g. four 60 minute sessions)
- available for individuals, couples 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
- 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. If there is not yet a local Provider available in your area you can access the service online if preferred.
- We are an emerging service that has been developed using co-design with bereaved indiviudals, whānau and communities.
For more information visit www.aoaketera.org.nz
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This page was last updated at 2:12PM on October 7, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Clinical Advisory Services Aotearoa.