Suicide Prevention Tīaki Whānau

Mental Health Helplines

  • Need to Talk? 1737 free call or text any time. Are you feeling anxious, want to talk, feeling down or a bit overwhelmed? call or text.
  • Lifeline (open 24/7) 0800 543 354
  • Depression Helpline (open 24/7) 0800 111 757 or
  • Healthline (open 24/7) 0800 611 116
  • Suicide Helpline (open 24/7) 0508 828 865 – This is a service for those thinking about suicide, or those who are concerned about family or friends
  • Youthline (open 24/7) 0800 376 633 or free txt 234 between 8 am and midnight
  • Kidsline (open 24/7 0800 543 754 – This service is for children aged 5 to 18
  • Rural Support Trust 0800 787 254
  • Te Whatu Ora Taranaki Crisis Team (Assessment & Brief Care) 0508 277 478 – sometimes you will need to leave a message

Taranaki Suicide Prevention Collaborative

Tui Ora Ltd provides promotion and coordination of existing regional suicide prevention services. The group includes representatives from:

  • New Plymouth Injury Safe
  • Rural Support Trust Taranaki
  • Taranaki Retreat
  • Te Whatu Ora Taranaki
  • Yellow Brick Road
  • Building Wellness Taranaki
  • I Am Hope
  • Ministry of Education

This collaboration aims to increase community awareness, coordinate training and education, and support communities to reduce self-harm and suicide.

For further information, please contact

Building wellness taranaki

Building Wellness Taranaki

NPiS is proud to have been a catalyst in the establishment of Building Wellness Taranaki, which was set up by local industry leaders to help address the high rates of suicide in the construction sector. Their purpose is to ‘change the culture of the construction sector in Taranaki to one that cares for the mental wellbeing of our workforce’. Visit for more information

Youth Self-Harm

NPiS completed a scoping project in 2021 that highlighted a significant number of issues and recommendations pertinent to Taranaki. Self-harm is a behaviour increasingly being used for distress and suffering by our young people, which needs to be safely addressed and resolved.

NPiS will be implementing recommendations identified to help assist in the effective prevention, management and treatment of youth self-harm. Please contact for more information.


If you are interested in any further information on this page please get in contact with us to discuss.


The Numbers


Average number of SUSPECTED suicides in Taranaki every year

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Average number of SUSPECTED suicides are of people who identify as Māori

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people hospitalised for self-harm in Taranaki each year


Percentage of males to females that die by suicide in TaranakI

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