Emergencies and traumatic incidents

Information and resources to help your school prepare for and deal with a natural disaster, pandemic or traumatic incident, including criminal acts or student suicide.

Before an emergency

Preparing for emergencies, traumatic incidents, evacuations and lockdowns

Pandemic planning kit

Suicide prevention kit for schools [PDF. 10 MB]

Suicide Prevention — Mental Health Foundation of NZ website  (external link)

Talking with students, if students raise the issue of suicide [PDF. 353 KB]

Talking with students who may be affected by TV series '13 Reasons Why' [PDF. 457 KB] (external link)

During an emergency

Dealing with emergencies and traumatic incidents

Nine step check list to get you through the initial crisis

De-escalating a threatening situation

Civil defence emergency relief

Behaviour Crisis Response Service

Traumatic Incident Card in case of emergencies – A5 card [PDF, 431 KB]

After an emergency

Tips and tools for supporting people after an emergency

Recovery and wellbeing advice after 15 March 2019

School Building Insurance Funding Programme

Checking your property after a major event

Emergency response coordinators for property

Responding to a suspected suicide and managing the consequences - Suicide prevention kit for schools [PDF. 10 MB]

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