Meet The Team
Senior Innovator, Collaborative Design Mental Health and Addictions
I was seconded from Te Whatu Ora, Community Mental Health and Addictions to Healthy Families Wanganui, Rangitikei, Ruapehu (WRR), to lead phase one of the Collaborative Design Mental Health and Addiction Services, of which Healthy Families WRR is the backbone champion.
The purpose of this initiative is to identify the priorities and recommendations for improving Mental Health and Addictions regional service delivery, ensuring services and support are easier to access, equitable, and responsive to regional needs. This is done by valuing the lived experiences, ideas and aspirations of whānau and professionals.
I am now employed by Healthy Families WRR fulltime to lead out the phase two implementation of the collaborative design.
Senior Innovator, Hapū Māmā Village Project
I was seconded from Te Whatu Ora – Public Health Centre to Healthy Families WRR to coordinate and participate in the Hapū Māmā Village initiative, of which Healthy Families WRR is the lead.
The purpose of the Hapū Māmā Village initiative is to capture the lived experiences of our Hapū Māmā and whānau on their journey with maternity services, from conception through to the first 1000 days. This is to help the sector and community better understand the challenges in engaging Hapū Māmā
earlier in their pregnancy and post pepi’s arrival. We also wanted to capture the experiences of the workforce within maternity services to better understand the challenges they face.
Kaipāneke Waiora Whānau/Administrator/Project Coordinator
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Ko Paraekāretu te maunga
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Ko Ngā Wairiki/Ngāti Apa te iwi
Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou. My name is Mae Martini. I have connections to Ngā Wairiki/Ngāti Apa, Te Atihaunui-a-pāpārangi, Ngā Rauru, Ngāti Maniapoto, Kai Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Raukawa. I am the Administrator/Project Coordinator for Healthy Families ki Whanganui, Rangitikei and Ruapehu. I have been a part of Te Oranganui Trust since 2003 and started my new role in September 2021. Healthy Families have supported me through my third year Social Work Placement and this has been so rewarding for me. I have really enjoyed the experience, manaakitanga, pukengatanga, and rangatiratanga, within the Healthy Families team.
Kaitātaki Whakapā - Communications Manager
He uri tēnei nō ngā maunga whakahī o tuawhakarere o Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Ngārauru Kiitahi, Ngāti Apa. My role includes content management, internal and external reporting, and overall looking for opportunities to share and spread the message of Healthy Families to improve people’s health where they live, learn, work and play by taking a dynamic systems approach to preventing chronic disease.
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