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

Planning for an epidemic/pandemic event (quick guide)

Suicide prevention kit for schools [PDF, 10 MB]

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

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

During an emergency

Dealing with emergencies and traumatic incidents

Nine step check list to get you through the initial crisis [PDF, 757 KB]

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

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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