August 26, 2019

Commenting on the suicide statistics released by the Chief Coroner today, a leading suicide prevention expert, Barry Taylor, says the increase in suicide particularly in Māori and Pacific Island is now a national disgrace and that unless there is a radical rethink what...

August 24, 2018

A commentary in response to the current public discussion on depression arising from Greg Boyed's sudden death and the release by the Chief Coroner of the latest suicide statistics. 10% increase in rate from last year. Suicide has increased each year for the past four...

March 20, 2018

TaylorMade Training and Consulting is pleased to offer in 2018 a diverse range of mental wellbeing, suicide prevention and postvention as well as suicide prevention planning and evaluation training programmes throughout New Zealand.

See the 2018 Workshop Calendar for th...

February 7, 2018

Lionel Rogers, is a young vibrant leader in Fiji who founded a peer youth suicide prevention program. What he has achieved through his passion, dedication and his countless hours of volunteer work would put to shame what many NZ or Australian organisations that has muc...

January 13, 2018

"In general the only people I really trust doing reconstruction work are people who have paid their dues to deconstruction. If someone has never been able to see the dark side, they haven't gained the right to talk the language of reconstruction.

You need to have seen t...

November 19, 2017

There have been numerous social commentaries and television stories about the almost epidemic levels of anxiety in young people. Commentators have  correctly pointed out the various social factors that are contributing to this anxiety: growing social inequality, sense...

November 4, 2017

An interview after the Sad Blokes workshop in Masterton

August 22, 2017

An internationally respected New Zealand suicidologist who has recently returned to NZ to live, Barry Taylor, has urged all political parties and funders not to focus solely on suicide among young people but to produce policies that are evidence-based and target the gr...