About this website

This website is adapted from the booklet After a Suicide, which was originally prepared by the New Zealand Guidelines Group and Skylight on behalf of the Ministry of Youth Development. The booklet drew on New Zealand and international research, and on the experiences of individuals and families bereaved by suicide in Aotearoa New Zealand.

This web version was updated by the Mental Health Foundation in 2015 on behalf of the Ministry of Health, as part of a project to improve information for people who have lost loved ones to suicide.

For the next stage of this work, we are seeking your feedback on what kinds of information you have needed to access after a suicide, where you wanted to get the information from, and how this website can be improved. If you’d like to offer your feedback, please complete our feedback form.