Why get involved?
Why is it important to take part in this investigation?
It’s about democracy
The privilege and responsibility to have our say
The Health Select Committee is asking for our opinions, feedback and recommendations. Let’s use the opportunity to make our voices heard. It’s a privilege, not to be taken for granted.
It’s about suicide
Your feedback could help to improve support services
The Health Select Committee is inviting everyone to share their views on the effectiveness of services and support available to people who want to end their lives. If you or your loved ones have used any support services, you have a valuable contribution to make: What did you find helpful? What would you like to see more of? How could these services be made more effective and easier to access?
It’s about assisted suicide
A law change will affect all of us
New Zealand has high suicide rates – more suicide deaths than road toll deaths. The youth and Maori suicide rates are particularly high and there’s a growing rate among the elderly and farming communities. Suicide affects our families and whanau, our economy and our society as a whole.
New Zealand is at a crossroads:
Should we continue to discourage suicide? Should we continue to invest in suicide prevention?
Or, should it be legal to encourage and help another person to commit suicide?
Assisted suicide laws have wider implications for suicide prevention. It also has unintended consequences for all of us that need to be considered carefully.
Suicide vs ‘Assisted dying”
Is the line between suicide and “assisted dying” more blurry than what some people think?
Is assisted suicide mainly a non-physical issue? Check out our resources