Coming Together:      Collaboration in Response to        Suicide in a Community                            Jennie Jones  ...
Why a Postvention Response To prevent suicide contagion To promote the healthy recovery of  the affected communityRegion...
Postvention is PreventionRegional Postvention Response
Postvention vs Bereavement                Support Postvention is a population/group based  process to:    – facilitate su...
Postvention vs Bereavement                SupportBereavement support is an individual or  small group approach to:     su...
Objectives of Postvention To maximise resilience and to minimise  risk within a community, whanau or  individual. To est...
Objectives of Postvention Ensure capacity of those providing the  care and support to the affected people  in recognising...
Mapping those at Risk Mapping helps to identify :    – people affected by the suicide and who may not be      picked up i...
Wellington Regional Suicide         Postvention Response                                Jennie Jones                      ...
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The findings from a hui held in June this year to establish how best to provide postvention support to Māori communities following death by suicide in their community.
Presentation by Jennie Jones, Regional Public Health at the 2009 SPINZ National Symposium: Culture and Suicide Prevention in Aotearoa: http://www.spinz.org.nz/page/108-events-archive+spinz-national-symposium-2009+symposium-coverage

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Coming Together: Collaboration in Response to Suicide in a Community

  1. 1. Coming Together: Collaboration in Response to Suicide in a Community Jennie Jones Regional Postvention Co-ordinatorRegional Postvention Response
  2. 2. Why a Postvention Response To prevent suicide contagion To promote the healthy recovery of the affected communityRegional Postvention Response
  3. 3. Postvention is PreventionRegional Postvention Response
  4. 4. Postvention vs Bereavement Support Postvention is a population/group based process to: – facilitate support to those affected by the suicide – Proactively identify those who may be at risk of suicide or self harm as a result of the suicide – plan suicide prevention initiatives for communityRegional Postvention Response
  5. 5. Postvention vs Bereavement SupportBereavement support is an individual or small group approach to: support those directly affected by the suicide facilitate grieving by means of support, education, counseling and pastoral care.Regional Postvention Response
  6. 6. Objectives of Postvention To maximise resilience and to minimise risk within a community, whanau or individual. To establish structures and networks to respond to the aftermath of the suicide.Regional Postvention Response
  7. 7. Objectives of Postvention Ensure capacity of those providing the care and support to the affected people in recognising early warning signs and provide appropriate interventions That people at risk for suicide are identified early and monitoring, support and follow-up is implementedRegional Postvention Response
  8. 8. Mapping those at Risk Mapping helps to identify : – people affected by the suicide and who may not be picked up in the first response services – those who may require more intensive monitoring and support. – which organisations are involved and who is supporting who as well as identify the gaps in service provisionRegional Postvention Response
  9. 9. Wellington Regional Suicide Postvention Response Jennie Jones Email: postvention@huttvalleydhb.org.nzRegional Postvention Response
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