Our Courses - Social Services - Suicide Intervention & Preventio

Suicide Intervention and Prevention

"Nāku te rourou, nāu te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi"

"With my foodbasket, and your foodbasket, the visitors will be fed"


The Certificate in Public Health & Health Promotion (Suicide Intervention & Prevention) is a professional health qualification that aims to prepare participants with a range of knowledge and skills required to work effectively with individuals at risk of suicide and their respective whānau. 


Semester 2:

Taupō - July 2022 (Community Based)

Tauranga - July 2022 (Clinical Based)

Rotorua - August 2022 (Clinical Based)
Whakatane: TBC (Community Based) 


Five (5)


18 Weeks (5 mths)


Bay of Plenty

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Mixed Delivery Mode:

3-day wānanga, once per month

including classroom teaching, online learning tutorials, supervision, and clinical practicum hours per month.

Annual Fees/Payment Options:


Entry Criteria

  • A minimum age of 19 is required
  • Evidence and capability of undertaking academic study at tertiary level
  • For workplace students, evidence of on the job experience in a health & disability service or a service funded by the DHB or Ministry of Health.
  • Recognition of prior learning and cross-crediting or professional and practical experience will be considered
  • Subject to a NZ Police vetting check

Programme Team

Enrolment & Administration:

Herehere Te Papa

Support Manager:

Jasmin Savage

Programme Tutor(s):

Dr Candy Cookson-Cox

Vicki Murray


Students will learn about:

- Colonisation and the Impact of Oppression and Marginalisation on Whānau Ora

- Classification of Mental Health Disorders

- How to identify Suicide Factors in a Person

- Assessment and Management of Suicidal People

- Strengthening Individual and Community Responses to Suicide

Clinical Practicum

Students will have the opportunities to build upon their current suite of practical skills through the development of additional practical experiences and supervision. Participants may apply to conduct 200 hours of placement in their normal place of work. The remaining 40 hours MUST be conducted in a placement setting outside of the participant’s normal employment setting.

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