Workforce self-care in the new normal - eLearning - 4 June 2020


Werry Workforce Whāraurau are proud to be able to offer a series of online trainings. These eLearning Forums

provide an opportunity for ongoing education and connection for the ICAMH, AOD, NGO and PHO sectors


To be effective in our engagement with tamariki and whānau we need to be taking care of ourselves.

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unique challenges for the workforce supporting tamariki and  whānau .

How do we support others through the pandemic and beyond while navigating the changes for ourselves?

This presentation will overview the importance of worker wellbeing, and consider ways organisations and individuals can foster workplace wellbeing and practice self-care during this time.

: Abigail Milnes and Karin Isherwood
Facilitator: Dr. Bronwyn Dunnachie

Abi Milnes is a Project Manager at Werry Workforce Wharaurau, her projects include trauma-informed care, quality improvement and improving access to mental health support in primary care settings. Abi has worked for Werry for 5 years and has undergraduate qualifications in Law and Human Biology and a PG Diploma in Business Administration. Prior to joining Werry, Abi worked at the Ministry of Health in team leader, policy, and workforce development roles.

Karin Isherwood is a Senior Advisor at Werry Workforce Wharuarau and  a Senior Consultant Clinical Psychologist from the Wellington area. Originally from the US, Karin studied at the University of Connecticut and has a PG Certificate in Management from the University of Waikato. Karin has held a number of roles at Capital & Coast DHB, including as Team Leader / Senior Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and later with the three DHB Region’s Service Integration and Development Unit (SIDU) as Senior Consultant Psychologist and Portfolio and Service Integration Manager.  Karin is based in Wellington and works to support ICAMHS / Youth AoD services around the country

The video and ppt presentations have been updated with new content (August 2021).

Weekly eLearning Forum Thursday 4 June, 10:00 to 11:30