After a suicide, a number of different people and organisations are likely to become involved. This is part of the complexity of a suicide death - official processes have to take place by law, and these processes may take some time. This website provides a brief description of the steps involved and gives you a general idea of what to expect.

These processes may sound straightforward, however, when you are living through them, it can be confusing and difficult. Good information around them can be hard to find - we want to acknowledge this. It can also take a long time before the coronial report (or findings) are completed. When waiting times are long, this can feel stressful and may make the grieving process feel harder. 

To help yourself through this time, you can share any questions or concerns you have with a Coronial Services case officer. It may feel daunting at first, but it can help you to become more involved in the process. To get in touch with a coronial case officer, you can ring Coronial Services and enquire. Alternatively, you can get in touch with Victim Support and ask them to help you.

Look after your whānau and yourself. Self-care is any activity we deliberately do to look after our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health. Victim Support have also put together a useful resource of answers to common questions after a suicide: find that here.