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.

09 923 4288
  Sue Dashfield is the General Manager of the Werry Workforce Whāraurau, and loves her job of supporting the workforce...
Dr Bronwyn Dunnachie
Senior Advisor
021 353 027
  In her Senior Advisor role, Bronwyn (Bron) has responsibility for the engagement with infant, child, youth and family/...
Senior Advisor
09 923 4774
Karin is a Senior Consultant Clinical Psychologist and as a Senior Advisor for Whāraurau has responsibility for our Pōneke |...
Lisa Maughan
Senior Advisor – Infant and Maternal Mental Health and Parenting (Clinical, Strategy, and Implementation)
09 923 4250/021 909 300
Lisa is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and as a Senior Advisor for Whāraurau leads Te Taunaki Mātua Pouako, the Parent and...
Jane Bruce
Office Manager
09 923 4242
Jane joined Whāraurau in 2018 as Office Manager and considers it a privilege to be part of the Whāraurau team. Jane has an...
Julliet Bir
Project Manager Evaluation & Stocktake
09 923 4215
  Julliet completed her Master of Science (Psychology) Degree from the University of Auckland and worked as a Research...
Project Support Coordinator
09 923 8560
Nicki is an experienced event coordinator who takes pride in delivering delivering a host of Southern trainings and events...
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...
Shelley Lötter
Assistant Project Manager - Parenting Portfolio
09 923 4250
Shelley joined the Project Support Team in the Auckland office of Whāraurau in March 2019. She then moved to the Parent &...
Abigail Milnes
Senior Project Manager
09 923 4143
Abi is based in the Auckland office as Senior Project Manager for trauma-informed care and our cross-government work related to...
Senior Project Manager
09 923 7863
  Bronwyn is a Senior Project Manager in the Ōtautahi | Christchurch Office. Bronwyn has completed her Masters in Health...
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...
Noleen Tuck
Project Support Coordinator
09 923 4360
  Noleen joined the Werry Workforce Whāraurau project support team in 2010 and has happily been applying the skills she...
Moana van Leeuwen
Communications Coordinator
09 923 4228
Ngāti Tamaoho,  Pākehā Moana is passionate about making a positive difference in people's lives through enabling them to...
Pacific Advisor
(09) 923 3517
Fakaalofa lahi atu, Malo e lelei, Talofa lava, Kia orana, Ni sa bula, Malo ni, Tēnā koutou katoa. Exeter Alofi, joined the...
Rochelle Cave
Project Manager - Parent & Teacher Team
09 923 4022
Rochelle joins Werry Workforce Whāraurau as a Project Manager for the Parent & Teacher Team. The primary objective of...
Sammie Dudley
Youth Consumer Advisor
09 923 8626
Kia Ora! My name is Sammie and I'm a Youth Consumer Advisor. Much of my work surrounds LGBTQI+ and Forensics and my aim is to...
Project Support Coordinator
09 923 1352
Courtney is a Project Support Coordinator at Whāraurau and has been a part of the team since July 2021. She graduated with a...
Romy Lee
Youth Consumer Advisor
09 923 8567
Romy is a Youth Consumer Advisor at Whāraurau. She is passionate about expanding the integration of youth consumer advisory into...
Stacey Limmer
Project Manager
(09) 9234298
Stacey completed her Masters of Nursing from the University of Auckland. Through her work as a Registered Nurse, she has gained a...
Emily McGuire
Information Assistant - Parent & Teacher Team
Emily has been supporting Whāraurau in various data assistant contract roles since 2019. In 2021, she joined the team as a...
Project Support Coordinator
Josie recently joined the team at Whāraurau (August 2021) and is excited to immerse herself. Graduating with a Bachelor of...
Project Manager - CEP/AOD
Caleb has been a registered social worker for more than fifteen years and has worked primarily in the youth mental health and...
Incredible Years Māori Advisor
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