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Emerge Aotearoa – How we realise potential - Celebrating our Southern Region

This session will celebrate the Emerge Aotearoa team from Canterbury & the West Coast by sharing some outcome stories, how to access these services and telling you a bit about their aspirations. The teams work from a strengths based, person centred approach and allow the people in their services to set goals that enable them to succeed. They will also share their six focus areas for the next few years and open the invitation to collaboration and strengthening relationships with other providers.

Emerge Aotearoa will explain how their goals enhance their connection to the community and support their kaimahi to deliver best practices and support better outcomes for our tangata whaiora.

Emerge Aoteroa are a national charitable trust that provides a wide range of health and social services. Their mission is all about strengthening whānau so communities can thrive. Their mahi is focused on providing community-based mental health, addiction, disability, offender rehabilitation, peer, housing and wellbeing services across the country.

Diana Eketone

Diana Eketone is the Service Manager for the Canterbury Access and Choice Contract, Te Tumu Waiora. She has been with Emerge for 8 years and has worked within the Southern Community teams, previous to her current role. Her passions are supporting people to understand the links between mental health and physical health, and how this holistically impacts people’s ability to live the life they want.

Sharon Necklen

Sharon Necklen is the family/ whanau lead within the national practice team, which is a recent addition to the Emerge whanau. Sharon is a social worker by profession and has primarily worked in the NGO space within various different teams. Her passions are around connecting people into communities that allow them to thrive and building professional networks that make accessing and delivering services easier.