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Māori suicide prevention research, policy & practice

Ngā āhuatanga rangahau, kaupapa here, whakatutuki mahi, e pā ana ki te whakakore i te mate whakamomori a te Māori

Monday 24 February 2020

This course presents for 'discussion', current evidence in Māori suicide prevention research, policy and practice. You will gain an in-depth and up to date understanding of developments in Māori suicide prevention research, policy and practice. This course is skills based and action oriented and speakers are nationally recognised leaders in suicide prevention and mental health.

TE RAU ORA logoA simple user-friendly tool for Māori suicide inequities analysis to support suicide prevention actions will be launched on the day.

This summer school programme will be filmed and the film will be made available as an accessible resource for all registered participants.

Ngā mihi ki Te Rau Ora for your generous sponsorship and co-hosting of this important Māori suicide prevention summer school programme.

Topics covered

  1. Māori suicide in context including the known determinants of suicide and suicide prevention
  2. Imperatives for suicide prevention through research, policy and practice
  3. Learning from those with lived experience

Style of course

The course combines keynote speakers in the three key areas of research, policy and practice; innovative responses featured as case studies with opportunities for dialogue between the teachers and participants and sharing of key discussion points.

Who should attend?

Those working in suicide prevention, seeking qualifications; researchers, practitioners including clinicians, counsellors and therapists working with Māori; policy analysts and suicide prevention services as well as community advocates are particularly welcome. There will be space held for whānau with lived experiences to attend.

Counselling will be available alongside suicide prevention information and resources.

Draft timetable

Time Session Presenter(s)
8:00am Registration/Coffee/Tea
Karakia/Mihi Whakatau
8:30am Māori Suicide Prevention and Postvention POLICY  
Session Overview Dr Keri Lawson-Te Aho
Tikanga Māori and Suicide Whāea Moe Milne/Whāea Hinewirangi Kohu, Whāea Tihi Puanaki (tbc), Matua Witi Ashby
Colonisation and Suicide Matua/Dr Moana Jackson
Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Suicide Mr David Stone, Te Mata Law
Modifiable Determinants of Māori Suicide Dr Keri Lawson-Te Aho
Summary/Discussion/Q&A Participants and Speakers
10:30am Morning tea  
11:00am Māori Suicide Prevention and Postvention RESEARCH  
Session Overview Dr Keri Lawson-Te Aho
Epidemiology of Māori Suicide Dr Keri Lawson-Te Aho
Māori Suicide Data Quality Dr Ruth Cunningham
Māori Suicide Research Dr Keri Lawson-Te Aho & Dr Kahu McClintock
Setting an Agenda for Māori Suicide Prevention and Postvention Research Dr Kahu McClintock & Dr Keri Lawson-Te Aho and Participants
12:30pm Lunch break  
1:00pm A National Suicide Prevention Plan: Responding to Māori Suicide Prevention and Postvention Director Carla na Nagara, National Office for Suicide Prevention (Q&A)
1:30pm Māori Suicide Prevention and Postvention PRACTICE

Innovative Kaupapa Māori Approaches to Prevention: PechaKucha Sessions:
PechaKucha is a storytelling format where a presenter shows 20 slides for 20 seconds of commentary each.
Innovative Kaupapa Māori Approaches to Postvention: PechaKucha Sessions
Kaupapa Māori Evaluation Dr Kahu McClintock/Dr Keri Lawson-Te Aho
Facilitated Breakout Sessions/Panels in Prevention and Postvention with- Whānau, Tāne, Wāhine, Rangatahi, Tamariki/Mokopuna, Takatāpui, Transgender and Gifted Whānau (Matakite..) Participants & Facilitators
3:00pm Afternoon tea  
3:15pm Breakout Panel Key Issues and Recommendations Facilitators
Policy Recommendations Facilitators
Research Recommendations Facilitators
Practice Recommendations Facilitators
4:30pm Keynote Speaker  Tā Meihana Durie/Professor Sir Mason Durie
5:00pm Karakia/Certificates/Finish


Course cost and registration

$300 early bird, $400 after 19 December 2019.

A 50% discount is available to full-time students, those unwaged and University of Otago staff.

Register now