Emma Hunter

Emma Hunter

Facilitator - MH101® and Addiction 101

Having grown up in Dunedin as tauiwi, I have a strong connection to my tūrangawaewae of Te Wai Pounamu. I feel the sense of kaitiakitanga for this land in which I grew up. I love to connect with my environment by walking the many paths and treks the beautiful South has to offer with my much-loved dogs Buddy, a rescued Bull Mastiff and Ruby, a slightly greedy Labrador!

A dedicated student, I currently study in the field of mental health and addiction. I believe in a culturally inclusive recovery framework that encourages individual choice, empowerment and self-management, enabling people to create new perspectives in shaping the way we see the world. I want to challenge barriers to promote inclusion and foster the experience of recovery for all. I am passionate about social justice and equitable outcomes, recognising that people come from different sets of circumstances.

I also work in an Alcohol and Other Drug residential based programme here in Ōtepoti and as a facilitator of a mental health programme.

I am delighted to be part of the Blueprint for Learning facilitator team, surrounded by such special tāngata who each bring their unique wisdom and knowledge to this important mahi. I believe knowledge is empowerment and one of the most powerful and inspiring motivators for those seeking wellness is to walk the path of those who have recovered. 

Covid-19 Update

In-person workshops will resume in 2022 under all settings of the Covid-19 Protection Framework. All in-person workshop participants will need to show proof of vaccination or exemption through My Vaccine Pass. For anyone who cannot meet this requirement, online workshops are available and will continue to be offered.