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Whāriki he aka hui: Taranaki Retreat - Community run suicide prevention

Taranaki Retreat - community run suicide prevention

1pm – 2pm, Thursday 24 February 2022

In this first he aka hui of 2022, Jamie Allen, Executive Officer and his team from the Taranaki Retreat describe to Whāriki members how collective community purpose has responded to need, nurtured trust and provided practical support in a radically different, accessible way. They will explain how this flax-roots service works and answer your questions.

Taranaki Retreat is a community-led suicide prevention initiative that provides residential, non-residential and outreach support and services. Individuals and families can visit to deal with tragedy or life challenges. Some Guests have been affected by suicide, are dealing with loss and depression, or need time out from their situation.

Trauma-informed and peer-led with strong relationships with clinical services, the retreat was inspired by listening to stories of the people of Taranaki. Co-designed and based on a te whare tapa whā model, more than fifty services are available in the kete, including remote support. Holistic responses are tailored to tāngata whai ora and whānau.

Guests don’t need to be referred and can come from across the motu. There are no charges and meals are provided along with beds in private rooms, fresh towels, hot showers, tea, coffee and baking. The Taranaki community contributes time, resources and koha to be part of a community solution to mental wellbeing.

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