Melissa Roberts

Erica

Melissa Roberts

Facilitator - Addiction 101

I have worked in the addiction and mental health field since 2010 after graduating with a Bachelor of Counseling. Throughout this time I have worked with people from all walks of life seeking support for concerns relating to their own or someone else’s alcohol or other drug use, within a district health board (DHB) setting and also in private practice. I am a full member of the NZ Association of Counsellors and am a dapaanz Accredited Supervisor.

For the past few years, I have delivered training to staff on family and whānau engagement within addiction services, and a variety of other psychoeducational groups to clients, families and whānau.

Participants who have attended training and workshops I have led have commented on how they appreciate the warm, empathic and engaging approach I bring to facilitating.

My passion over has often included strongly the needs and experiences of family, whānau and communities that have been impacted by addiction and mental health needs.

It is my privilege to be part of facilitating these workshops in our communities. I believe the greatest power we have to be part of the change and see a difference is to seek to understand and find a way to connect from a place of understanding and compassion. 

Covid-19 Update

Under the Orange setting, we do not require a vaccine pass to attend in-person workshops. Participants are encouraged to wear a face mask when attending an in-person workshop, and physical distancing will be maintained. Online workshops continue to be available.