What do you do in your role?

In my role as a Suicide Prevention Coordinator, I support whanau and individuals within the Taupō and Turangi communities who are or have been directly or indirectly affected by suicide. This role allows me provide whanau with the supports they need and to enable them to have a voice and to have been heard about their own experiences. I visit whanau in their homes or in our tari and navigate with them their healing journey.

As a Team Lead, I support our Health Coaches in their mahi they do with whanau within our rohe.

What do you like about your role?

Working and supporting our whanau within our rohe and making those connections. I am privileged to be able to hear them share their stories and lived experiences.

How long have you been with Tuwharetoa Health?

I have been with Tuwharetoa Health since the end of July 2023

What made you choose to work in hauora?

I have always had a passion in Hauora, coming from a background of 17 years working within the rohe of Ngati Tuwharetoa in the Hauora sector and the opportunity to support and improve the lives of our whanau.

Suicide Prevention Coordinator