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.


Doing It Together: A Story from the Co-production Field

How do we best work together? What happened when we all sit round the same table as people who use mental health services, people who provide them and the academics who research and evaluate them. I led this innovative project with a focus on the shifting landscape of supported housing.    

This project was published in the peer-reviewed Qualitative Research Journal.

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Warmline - A Different Kind of Helpline

It's well known that people often struggle the most when traditional mental health services are closed for anything except crisis situations. Evenings and weekends are when a simple chat can help if people are feeling unsettled and prevent things getting worse. I was privileged to put together the first professional Warmline as a peer support helpline service.  

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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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DBT - Making The Difference

For me DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) takes all the best bits of the better-known CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and adds useful tools from Eastern traditions like acceptance and mindfulness. I felt privileged to be able to help the country's only residential DBT service with strategic and operational planing to improve accessibility and continue to deliver services. 

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