Facilitator - MH101®
I am of Samoan and European decent. I have worked in the mental health, addiction, disability and social service sectors for 20 years. I’ve had both frontline support roles working with people with disabilities, at risk youth and the elderly, and back-facing roles in workforce development, cultural competency, service quality and improvement, systemic advocacy and mental health research.
I was motivated to become an MH101 facilitator through my passion for using my lived experience to breakdown stigma and discrimination towards mental illness and to equip ordinary New Zealanders with knowledge and tools to support their own mental health and wellbeing.
I love empowering people to recognise, relate and respond appropriately to those with mental distress, whether it be their clients, friends or family. I believe we all have a role to help New Zealanders’ mental health flourish and to prevent suicide and self-harm in our communities.
Addiction 101Understanding addiction and recovery.
Leading Wellbeing at WorkRecognise, understand and support staff experiencing mental health challenges in the workplace.
MH101®Develop confidence to recognise, relate and respond to people experiencing mental health challenges.
Stress, Resilience and WellbeingUnderstand stress and build resilience to support wellbeing.