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Samaritans at Jumbo Tennis


Samaritans at Jumbo Tennis

On Friday 2 March, Samaritans volunteers and supporters got all dressed up at the Rotary Club of Wellington's Jumbo Tennis Event to raise awareness for Samaritans suicide prevention work.

Mayor of Wellington, Justin Lester  came along to play for Samaritans team, as well as local Wellington actors Gavin Rutherford and Bronwyn Turei.  

Samaritans Quiz Nights


Get a team together and come along and support Samaritans Quiz Nights.

Samaritans will be running a series of quiz nights each Tuesday night during March (6th, 13th, 20th, 27th March) at the Sprig and Fern Tavern, Tinakori Road, Thorndon. Arrive 6.30pm (or earlier) for a 6.45pm start. 

Samaritans would welcome target to cut suicide rates

Media release: 9 August 2017

Samaritans, at the frontline of suicide prevention, has welcomed news Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is reconsidering setting a target to reduce suicide rates in New Zealand.

“Suicide is devastating and in New Zealand it is widely known that we have one of the worst youth suicide rates in the developed world,” Samaritans Wellington Chair, Peter Barker, said.