My role is to lead the programme of work for the implementation of the refreshed Let’s get real for working with people and whānau with mental health and addiction needs. I am engaging with key people to promote awareness and use of the framework and developing workforce initiatives and resources based on good practice for the sector.
As a registered Occupational Therapist, I have held several practice and leadership roles within education, mental health, addictions and social service sectors. More recently as a Lead Advisor within Oranga Tamariki my work was focused on trauma informed practices. I am also a founding trustee of Kina Families and Addictions Trust, promoting family inclusive practices.
My qualifications include a Master of Arts (Otago, Dist) Childhood and Youth Studies with a focus on resilience. Throughout my career I have maintained a strong interest in developing and supporting services that support my passion for the wellbeing of children and their whānau. I am very excited to further this work in my role at Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui.