Werry Workforce Whāraurau, is the national centre for infant, child and adolescent mental health and addiction workforce development.

We work toward improving the mental health of children and young people in New Zealand through supporting teaching, training, resources, promoting evidence based practice, workforce development, advocacy, and by actively supporting those who provide services to children, young people and their families/whānau.

We are contracted by the Ministries of Health, Education and Oranga Tamariki through Auckland UniServices Ltd, to undertake workforce development within the infant, child and adolescent mental health and addictions sector.

Get in touch with us below and we will assist with your queries.

Please note that we do not provide psychological counselling nor treatments. The information on this site is for general information and educational purpose only. For any mental health issues, please seek professional help.

Maliaga Erick
Pacific Clinical Advisor
09 923 4277
Fakaalofa lahi and Warm Pacific greetings. Mali’s role at Werry Workforce Whāraurau is to ensure that the Pacific workforce...
09 923 4348
  Ngapuhi, Ngati Porou, Tainui, Ngati Pukenga descent.     Rāwiri is of Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou, Tainui,...
09 923 4288
Sue Dashfield is the General Manager of the Werry Workforce Whāraurau, and loves her job of supporting the workforce team to...
Leanne Eruera
Operations Manager
09 923 4229
  Leanne (Te Rarawa, Ngapuhi, Ngati Ruanui) is the Business Analyst for Werry Workforce Whāraurau. Leanne is a member of...
Office Manager
09 923 4242
Jane joins Werry Workforce Whāraurau as Office Manager and considers it a privilege to be part of the Werry Workforce team....
Senior Advisor
021 353 027
  In her Senior Advisor role, Bronwyn has responsibility for the Christchurch office of Werry Workforce Whāraurau, and...
Senior Advisor
09 923 4774
Karin Isherwood is a Senior Consultant Clinical Psychologist from the Wellington area. Originally from the US, Karin studied at...
Evaluation Project Manager
09 923 4215
Julliet completed her Master of Science (Psychology) Degree from the University of Auckland and worked as a Research...
Lisa Maughan
Triple P Project Manager
09 923 4250/021 909 300
Lisa joined Werry Workforce Whāraurau as Project Manager for the Triple P project. Most recently she has been an...
Project Manager
09 923 7863
  Bronwyn joins  Werry Workforce Whāraurau as Project Manager in the Christchurch Office. Bronwyn has completed...
Project Manager
09 923 4298
  Megan is based in the Werry Workforce Whāraurau Auckland Office as  Project Manager for the Choice and Partnership...
OPT Programme Project Manager
09 923 4766
Michelle joined Werry Workforce Whāraurau as Project Manager in the Christchurch office. Michelle is Registered Nurse with an...
Māori Advisor
09 923 4214
Stacey descends from Ngai Takoto, Ngāti Kahu and Ngāpuhi in the far north, and Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Maru on the east coast....
Youth Consumer Advisor
09 923 4475
Since July 2016, James Boyd has stepped in as Werry Workforce Whāraurau dedicated Youth Consumer Advisor (YCA). His role has...
Incredible Years Māori Advisor
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Noleen Tuck
Project Support
09 923 4360
Noleen joined the Werry Workforce Whāraurau project support team in 2010 and has happily been applying the skills she has...
Project Support / Administrator
09 923 1267
  Liz joined Werry Workforce Whāraurau in June 2017 as Project Support / Administrator. She has previously worked in...
Project Support
09 923 8560
Nicki joined Werry Workforce Whāraurau in June 2018 as Project Support.  Working in the Christchurch office, Nicki looks...
Youth Consumer Advisor
Manisha joined Werry Workforce Whāraurau as a Youth Consumer Advisor in 2018. Her first project will be rewriting the book on...
Moana van Leeuwen
Communications Coordinator
09 923 4228
Moana van Leeuwen (Ngāti Tamaoho, Pākehā) completed her Master of Arts (Education) at the University of Auckland and has a...
Tania Anstiss
Incredible Years Mentor
09 923 4205
As the Incredible Years Mentor of Werry Workforce Whāraurau, Tania is responsible for leading and developing the Parenting...
Abigail Milnes
Project Manager
09 923 4298
Abi is Werry Workforce Whāraurau's Project Manager for some of our Quality Improvement work, our Trauma Informed Care projects...