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Friday 30 July was the Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust Annual Appeal Day

If you missed the Friday collection day, a collection bucket will be at Eden in The Hub until the end of the first week of August.

And you can donate online by following the link: https://www.lifematters.org.nz/donate

 

Life Matters is a group of concerned citizens striving to help members of our community who are at risk of, or affected by, suicide.  They advocate for high-quality identification, response and support for the people who need it.

Life Matters does not receive any government funding so the trust needs to raise extra funds to help with its peer support programmes, therapy, support groups, suicide prevention workshops, education, administration and maintaining the Hope Centre. Why do they need a Hope Centre? To have a base where they can provide peer support.  Life Matters now supports people nationwide so needs extra funds for resources like pamphlets and support material.

The stats are frightening:

  • In 2019/20, 654 people died by suicide in our country, almost double the number of those who die by car accidents.
  • More than 12 people die every week by suicide in New Zealand. That is 1-2 people every day.
  • NZ topped the global teen suicide ranking, a UNICEF report reveals.
  • For every person who dies by suicide more than 100 people are affected.

Your donation can save a life so please consider helping this worthy cause.

 

 


Published on 30 Jul 2021

Orderdate: 30 Jul 2021
Expiry: 4 Aug 2023