WAVES is a grief education programme, that runs over 8 weeks, for adults aged 17 + who have been affected by the suicide of someone they know.

Discussion topics

The group allows members to:

  • share their thoughts and feelings around what’s happened
  • discuss the nature of suicide
  • gain information and ideas about how to care for themselves and others, including children and young people, after suicide.


The group of 6-8 people is facilitated by trained mental health professionals, counsellors and educators.


The programme is free of charge.

How to join

To join a Lower Hutt WAVES group contact:

Wellbeing Team

Phone: 04 566 5320