Community Engagement & Health Promotion Officer
Amanda is a seventh generation Pakeha of Scottish, Swedish and German descent. She is a mother of two tamariki and one very mischievous dog.
Since graduating with a Master’s Degree in Psychology she has worked in various roles such as counselling, advocacy, research and health promotion, predominantly with a focus on young people.
Amanda has recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health, which reignited her interest in how stigma and discrimination (in all its forms) impact on the mental and physical wellbeing of people.
Another one of her many passions is indigenous health inequity, especially in the area of suicide. Amanda feels her new role, which works across projects aiming to reduce suicide, addressing mental health stigma and promoting wellbeing, is her dream job.
She hopes for a future Aotearoa based on the goodwill and positive relationships that were set out in the articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and where Māori, Pakeha and all New Zealanders are able to experience wellbeing and a flourishing life.