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Our Purpose

Hope Upstream Charitable Trust is working towards zero suicide communities. If we swim upstream, there is hope for zero suicide communities. We will be researching, evaluating and developing suicide prevention initiatives.

Our charitable purposes are as follows:

  1. collating and mapping international initiatives and research on the topic of suicide prevention, as well as commissioning research and preparing white papers on this topic; 

  2. developing and evaluating new suicide prevention methods and initiatives using product design thinking methodology; 

  3. providing education to those at risk as well as support networks by running seminars, workshops and conferences to promote suicide prevention; and

  4. promoting and advocating for changes to legislation, regulations and practices to deliver better services and programmes which can support those affected by, or at risk of, suicide.  


Objective One - The Hope Report

The Hope Upstream Report - a report showcasing suicide prevention initiatives from around the world achieving or working towards achieving outcomes with an initiative lens. The ultimate goal is to provide a menu of options that could be evaluated in a New Zealand context.


We will create an evaluation framework, conduct a global scan and then produce a report. The Hope Upstream Report is specifically for anyone or service in the suicide prevention community in Aotearoa. However, it may also be of interest to the global suicide prevention community.

Do you have a Suicide Prevention Initiative to share? Or perhaps you might be able to sign post us to one?

Please see the link to the Google Evaluation Form here or

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