Tākai works to support all the wonderful people who in turn support whānau with young tamariki. This mahi has a particular focus on matauranga Māori parenting knowing it alligns with attachment theory and neuro-science. I am an advisor for Tākai, create interactive resources to support whānau wellbeing and write website and social content.
I worked as the project lead and wrote the predominant content for Sparklers for it's first 7 years on behalf of The Mental Health Foundation and Canterbury Community and Public Health.
I have only just stepped aside from Sparklers to pursue collective wellbeing projects. While I was there Sparklers was used in 86% of NZ schools.
I am the director of Real Parents. We have a dynamic reputation as great parent supports, a website of family adventures and popular fortnightly podcast supported by Plains FM. I work across the team as a trainer, coach, presenter and write all of Real Parents content. We are all about supporting nurturing relationships between parents and tamariki, but also 'keeping it real'!
My work across the post earthquake All Right? campaign in Ōtautahi lasted 8 years morphing into the national campaign 'Getting Through Together' during covid's onset. Anything pertaining to whānau and tamariki was a lovely part of my brief where I wrote and supported the design of all whānau, school and tamariki content, including All Right? and Getting Through Together resources.