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The Hope Centre launching and ready to change lives

The Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust is beyond excited to announce the opening of The Hope Centre at 3 Albion Place on the 1st of June.

The Hope Centre will be the heart, soul and headquarters of The Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust which is the fruit of countless hours of work from a wonderful team of volunteers lead by Corinda Taylor.

The trust was established in August 2014 and has been at the forefront of ground breaking policy submissions aimed at improving the state of mental health services in New Zealand. The Hope Centre will host its first meeting at the end of the month with the Mental Health Inquiry panel. The trust recently received acknowledgement from Professor Ron Paterson, who is the chair of the panel, for the efforts of Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust who played no small part in the Government establishing the Inquiry.

The Hope Centre will act as an information centre to assist those seeking help and for concerned loved ones. Alongside this service, the Centre will host support networks, bereavement support, education, welfare workshops and help families navigate the complications in the aftermath stages. The Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust is aiming to make sure that nobody should die in despair and alone in the health care system. Zero suicide in our health care system is our aim and the Hope Centre is just the first step in this journey.

The Centre is the first of its kind in Dunedin, New Zealand and is a welcome peer support group, much needed by the community.

If you are interested in volunteering, donating or have any general questions, contact lifemattersotago@gmail.com. Make sure to check out http://lifematters.org.nz.

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