606 shoes for suicide prevention at Parliament

/606 shoes for suicide prevention at Parliament
606 shoes for suicide prevention at Parliament 2017-09-08T14:00:35+00:00

Help set up 606 shoes, each representing a Kiwi lost to suicide last year, at Parliament on World Suicide Prevention Day this Sunday 10 at 11am.

RSVP at facebook or online here.

YesWeCare.nz and New Zealanders bereaved by suicide have been taking the shoes across the country for two weeks raising awareness about suicide prevention.

Brave Kiwis, like Patrice Harrex, will join us at to talk about their loved and their hope for change.

Patrice’s son Brad went to an overworked emergency ward where he said he would take his life. Despite this, he was released and two days later died. Her son’s death inspired her to work in Mental Health to make a difference. She is angry she can’t provide the care her community needs, simply because of underfunding.

Mental health and suicide prevention haven’t been key election issues for more than twenty years. We have a unique opportunity to make change and show solidarity with Kiwis who have lost loved ones.

Suicide is preventable. Fully-funding our mental health is possible. Together we can make it happen.

RSVP at facebook or our website.

Please share with your family, friends and workmates.

See you there.

Nāku noa, nā.

Simon Oosterman

simon.oosterman@psa.org.nz – 027 526 8704

Public Service Association – Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi

Campaign Organiser – Stand Together for Health