Aoake te Rā: Bereaved by Suicide Service
The service for those bereaved by suicide (previously Bereaved by Suicide Response Service - BSRS) now has its own website and a new name - Aoake te Rā.
Aoake te rā means ‘a new sun rises' - the emerging light being a symbol of hope as whānau adapt to their loss. Our name was gifted by Hon. Peeni Henare, Minister for Whānau Ora, Associate for Māori Health and reflects the many voices of individuals, whānau and communities who have shared their knowledge and experience in creating a service that helps people navigate life after suicide loss.
All service infromation including referral forms and feedback surveys are now located at the new website.
We are a free service that provides support and manaaki to individuals, whānau and communities who have lost someone to suicide. Through a brief therapeutic response our network of Providers will support our hāpori (community) in honouring their grief and letting it find a place in their adjusted future.