What do you do in your role?

I am a Family Start Kaimahi. In my role I facilitate a voluntary, strengths based parenting programme. I visit parents/caregivers and offer support to develop their parenting knowledge, skills, and confidence by providing them with the child brain development and parenting education. I also empower and equip our whanau to overcome the challenges that may make parenting more difficult. This way they can make the best decisions possible to nurture their tamariki. I love being able to tautoko our whanau through this role.

What do you like about your role?

I love walking alongside our whanau to be able to create an environment where our pepi and tamariki can thrive. Watching the confidence grow in our māmā, especially is rewarding.

How long have you been with Tuwharetoa Health?

I have been with Tuwharetoa Health since July 2023.

What made you choose to work in hauora?

I want to help educate our whanau on Hauora so they are able to be the best versions of themselves.

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