What do you do in your role?

I am developing and rolling out a Hauora programme for kaimahi incorporating all aspects to support their personal wellbeing. This includes mirimiri, natural medicine, exercise, nutrition and overall wellness. My goal is to create a Te Wheke model where the knowledge is shared from kaimahi to the wider community.

I am the perinatal mental health kaitiaki for Tuwharetoa Health. This perinatal space includes hapu mama up until one year postnatal. Specifically, I work with mama who may be experiencing or are at risk of experiencing distress. This distress is experienced at a mild to moderate level and with this we create plans to achieve goals, aspirations and a healthy, loving space for mama and pepi.

What do you like about your role?

I enjoy seeing small changes making big differences in lives. I love seeing people light up and fill their cup so that they can go out and fill the cups of others.

How long have you been with Tuwharetoa Health?

I started in June 2020 as a health coach and then moved into the wellbeing role beginning of September.

What made you choose to work in hauora?

It’s my absolute passion to help others and share knowledge. I believe too much of the simple health tips are clouded and hidden, and it’s my vision to spread wellness for everyone.

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