"For us our lives will never be the same and the pain may never go away.
As individuals we all grieve in our own way and in our own time but collectively maybe we can help each other to lessen the pain and help the fog to clear."
STAROS Affected by Suicide Support Trust provides information and support for those bereaved by suicide within Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Losing a loved one to suicide changes your life forever and supporting each other helps us to manage the impact suicide has on our lives.
We hold weekly support groups between Napier, Hastings and Havelock North. Please contact us if you're interested in coming along or would like more information, we can also meet you outside the group if this is more comfortable for you.
STAROS has a basic philosophy of caring for and supporting others and is always willing to be involved with any events that will benefit and potentially improve the wellbeing of the people in our communities which in turn helps to build healthy communities. As a trust we can provide opportunities filled with positive information and coping tools for our communities to make good choices. We believe that community supporting community can make a difference to the future wellbeing of our community and we work hard to build connections with other community groups and organisations that align with this philosophy.
In an emergency or you feel you or someone you know is at risk, please dial 111
Need to Talk? 1737 Free text or call anytime
Lifeline: https://www.lifeline.org.nz/ Free Text HELP (4357)
Depression Helpline: https://depression.org.nz Ph: 0800 111 757 Text 4202
Tautoko Suicide Crisis Helpline: Ph: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
For National organisation Mental Health Foundation information please head here