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.


21st Century Mental Health

How do we best deliver Mental Health services in ways people want it, when they want it? I feel privileged to be involved in one of the biggest shake ups in Population Health to unify four national services in Mental Health, Alcohol and Drugs, Problem Gambling and Smoking Cessation. I was the lead mental health writer on the original proposal and Service Architect for the development, design and implementation of these services.    

Service Provider Service Design Government Digital
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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.   

Service Provider Community Lived Experience Leadership
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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.

Evaluation Service Provider Community
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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.  

Service Provider Digital Lived Experience Leadership
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