Andy Hearn

Andy Hearn

Facilitator - MH101®

Hi, I’m Andy and I live in Christchurch.

I’ve always worked in health and education – most recently developing and leading staff wellbeing programmes at the Canterbury DHB (immediately after the earthquakes), Emerge Aotearoa, and Ara Institute of Canterbury (Canterbury Polytech).

I have supported many colleagues through periods of mental distress and have a long history of managing my own depression. As a result, I’m really passionate about reducing the stigma surrounding mental health.

Working as a MH101® facilitator is the perfect opportunity for me to connect with others, help raise the level of health literacy in NZ, promote a stronger focus on mental wellbeing, and support people experiencing mental distress.

I look after my own wellbeing by searching out opportunities to learn and spending time at the beach…especially surfing!

I look forward to meeting you at a MH101® workshop.

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.