The Zero Suicide Aotearoa report was commissioned by the cross-party Mental Health and Addiction Wellbeing Group and aims to stimulate debate among politicians about the complex issues of suicide.
The cross-party group will use the report to provide members of Parliament with information, evidence, and knowledge to support longer-term thinking around mental health and addiction and its wider impacts in New Zealand. The report will also provide a framework for discussion and form the basis for a debate in the House once Parliament resumes.
“All political parties will relentlessly pursue a future for Aotearoa New Zealand that is built on sustainable wellbeing and zero suicide” is the theme for the report.
The report has been released by the cross party group on World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September 2020). World Suicide Prevention Day is observed each year to promote worldwide action to prevent suicides and to raise awareness that suicide is a major preventable cause of premature death.
This document is the group's contribution to the theme for the day: “working together to prevent suicide”.
Cross-party group members are Chlöe Swarbrick (Greens), David Seymour (Act), Jenny Marcroft (New Zealand First), Louisa Wall (Labour), and Matt Doocey (National).
Platform Trust acts as the secretariat for the mental health and addiction wellbeing cross-party group.
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