Please donate to this year’s street appeal and help save lives in our community. Your gift will make a difference.
Last year the number of suicides in New Zealand reached its highest-ever total. 685 families experienced the heartbreak and pain of a loved one taking their own life.
With COVID-19 having a huge impact on lives and livelihoods, people's mental health and wellbeing is suffering.
Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust has experienced a significant increase in the amount of people reaching out to us for support. Anxiety, depression, loneliness, isolation, grief and loss, abuse, violence, self-harm, relationship breakdowns, unemployment and thoughts of suicide are just some of what we have seen. Already people are experiencing long waiting lists for counselling who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Help us support the increased number of people reaching out for help. Together we can save lives.
Our peer support service at the Hope Centre can give people hope while they are waiting to engage with formal counselling. It is also a hub for providing advocacy, mental health talks, suicide prevention workshops, bereavement support and therapy/counselling for people in need of support.
Suicide is preventable. Please help Life Matters provide support to those who are struggling to find hope at this time.
Your gift can help bring New Zealand's shocking suicide statistics down. For example, $30 can provide peer support for 1 person.
Thank you for your support. Please donate today.
To find out more about Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust visit www.lifematters.org.nz. As well as this Give a Little page, a team of wonderful volunteers will also be shaking collection buckets in Dunedin on Friday 24th July.
Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust works across all three areas of suicide response - prevention, intervention and postvention (bereavement). It is a Dunedin-based charity formed 6 years ago in response to New Zealand’s suicide statistics and the lack of support services for people who are suicidal.
Money raised from the street appeal will provide peer support and therapy to people in distress or experiencing suicidal thoughts. It will also help fund the day to day running costs of our Hope Centre in Central Dunedin.
Thank you for your support. 27 July 2020
Thank you to everyone who has donated to our Online Street Appeal page! Donations made so far via Give a Little and our collection buckets is over $8,000. This is an amazing result and is more than last year’s street appeal. We are so grateful to all our wonderful supporters and for the generosity of the community. There are still many buckets at cafes and businesses that will be collected over the next week so we should know the final total by the end of the month. The Online Street Appeal page is still live for anyone who wants to donate. Thank you for helping to save lives in our community. Your gift has made a difference. Take care – Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust