Shelly Reet

Shelly Reet

Facilitator - MH101®

MSc Mental Health Studies, Post Grad D.M.S., R.P.N.

Originally from the UK, Shelly’s passion for mental health began in her early teens and has extended through to over 35+ years’ experience in the health and social services sector. She has worked in varying clinical, managerial and education-based roles in the UK and Australasia, as well as working independently as a consultant, supervisor and facilitator.

Shelly adopted Aotearoa as her home in 2000 and raised her three amazing young people here. She is the proud ‘parent’ of a very large canine (often easier to manage than the young people!).

She has facilitated numerous mental health and wellbeing learning programmes, including suicide mitigation/prevention, mental health awareness, stress management, mindfulness, self-care, relapse prevention.

Shelly is known for her passion for mental wellbeing and advocacy of people-focussed service design and delivery. She excels in motivating and developing those she works alongside, expanding her own knowledge base and insights as a result. She is a creative, fun facilitator and storyteller with a positive can-do outlook. 

Her academic qualifications include Master of Science in Mental Health (Kings College London), Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Thames Valley University London), Advanced Certificate in Adult Education (Te Wānanga o Aotearoa) and a variety of qualifications in the areas of counselling, facilitating and supervising. She is a registered member of the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

In her spare time, Shelly loves exploring Aotearoa, plays and dances in Wellington Batucada (Brazilian Samba), and is a keen supporter of the Arts, including performing in amateur theatre. She serves on the board of Pablos Art Studio and is currently the co-chair of the board of Wellington Women's Refuge.