About this website

The After a Suicide website is run by the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand on behalf of the Ministry of Health. It is part of a wider project to improve information for people who have lost someone they love or care about to suicide. It offers practical information and guidance for the bereaved.


Website content is based on 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 draws on New Zealand and international research, and on the experiences of individuals and families bereaved by suicide in Aotearoa New Zealand.

To help with continual improvement of the information provided to people in New Zealand affected by suicide, please fill out our After a Suicide website survey.

For more information please contact:

Sophia Graham
Communications and Marketing Manager
Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
09 623 4810 ext 811