I feel privileged to have been part of many projects that are making a difference.

Often it's been pioneering work that had never been done before.

Here are case studies of the changes that have inspired me.

If you see something that inspires you, contact me.

Inspiration

I feel privileged to have been part of many projects that are making a difference.

Often it's been pioneering work that had never been done before.

Here are case studies of the changes that have inspired me.

If you see something that inspires you, contact me.


Housing First - Pathways to Inclusion

"A shove in the right direction, that was enough, I think it was just the fact that someone believed in me more than anything else, just someone saying you can do it" Evaluation Participant.

I led an evaluation of the first attempt at implementing the 'Housing First' approach to homelessness. Included a review of utilisation stats and interviews with clients, staff and stakeholders in Mental Health Homeless Team, Alcohol and Other Drug Services, Corrections, Housing NZ and Work and Income.

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Lived Experience Advisor Roles in Health

One of the most encouraging signs of change has been the increase of lived experience roles within health. But we're still figuring out how they can best contribute to a better health system and support the individuals employed and the workforce as a whole. 

I led this project to help inpatient and outpatient services at a hospital redesign their advisory roles in consultation with community organisations.   

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Enhancing Community Engagement with Mental Health Services

We often sit in our Mental Health world and wonder why more people don't make use of our services. A lot of the time it's because people don't even know we exist! 

I was Principal Investigator on this research with over 100 staff in community services about how they currently support people who may be experiencing anxiety or depression and how this can be improved.   

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