My name is Tanya and I’m the Youth Health Clinic Coordinator at the Youth Health Hub, and I have been here since it opened. I'm here to make you feel welcome at the Youth Health Hub as it's sometimes scary coming to new places. My superpowers are my smile, hugs, and cups of Milo! My other extraordinary powers are in office administration, trouble shooting, problem solving & computer savvy tech skills!
I’m the first person you will probably meet at the clinic, and the person to call if you want an appointment at one of our Youth Health Clinics to see one of our highly skilled nurses or doctors who are here to help you with your health care needs. I also support the School Based Health Services team who work in some of the West Auckland High Schools.
Hi my name is Selina and I am a Registered Nurse, you can book to see me for support for all your health and well being needs. I also have the role as the Youth Health Clinic Manager, which is just a fancy name for doing some of the stuff for the clinic in the background. I have worked with Te Puna Manawa HealthWEST since October 2018, so I am still fairly new to the team. I love my job and I am passionate about making sure we can offer the most outstanding health and well being services for young people who need them.
I'm based at the Henderson clinic every day and run a clinic on Thursdays for appointments.
In my free time I love to head to the beach for walks - West Coast is best!! I love hanging out with friends and going on road trips and adventures with my 4 teenagers.
Heya I'm Amy, I help coordinate and facilitate our Mental Health programme - Choices to Wellbeing. I'm always a phone call or an email away if you ever need someone to talk to or just looking for support. I can help guide you to the right person and service, or just have a chat. I'm based at our Henderson premises Monday to Wednesday then based out at our Glenfield premises Thursday to Friday.
I am born and raised out West and always had a love for helping others. I'm fairly new to Te Puna Manawa, but have been welcomed into the whanau here very quickly. Being a part of our rangatahi, I bring a youth friendly vibe to the team and am happy to help where ever possible! Feel free to give us a call if you want to know more :)
I'm a Youth Health Registered Nurse which means I'm a Jack of all trades but master of none of them, which also means you can see me for any physical, sexual, mental, and social health needs, and if I can't help you out I can hook you up with the person who can. I love helping people be the happiest, healthiest, best versions of themselves possible, and I'm based at the Henderson Youth Health Hub clinic, Monday to Friday.
I was born in Canada and moved to Aotearoa New Zealand when I was 15 and got stuck here ever since. My hobbies include my four cats (named SKATEPARK, SKELETOR, PANTHOR and BATTLEKATT), spending all my money on tattoos and bicycles, and listening to loud music.
Hey my name is Andrea and I am a Youth Worker here at the Youth Health Hub. As a Youth Worker, it is my privilege to support Young People in our community - whether it is for mentoring, someone to off load to, advocate for your rights and teach life skills.
I am a hard out westie - I have lived in West Auckland all my life - I pride myself on building relationships that are open, honest and straight up with the Young Person being the most important thing.
In my spare time I love travelling and spending time with my mokos. PS I also love tattoos!
Talofa Lava, Kia Orana!!
My name is Tiana and you can find me at the front desk of The Hub or you may get me on the phone when calling through to make an appointment. I have a massive love for God, my family, Netflix and chillin (lol), capturing memories through photos (then posting them to instagram LOL) and cheese!
Im new to the team so come and say HI....and I'll hook you up with a Milo!!
My name is Junior Tavai. I am a senior practioner here at the Youth Health Hub. A major part of my role is facilitating Life skill programmes in schools and running programmes for young parents more specifically for young Dads. I am also blessed to facilitate programmes for young mums based in the Henderson area.
I love the work I do and I am passionate about bringing positive change to a young person. I get so excited when working in partnership with a young person to enable them to find the strength to overcome their challenges and come out the other end more confidently, independently about themselves.I enjoy working at the hub because each day brings something new and exciting to keep me on my toes. I enjoy being part of a team that is dynamic, supportive and willing to go the extra mile for our young people, their families and community.
I am a registered Social Worker and a full member of Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers. I am married with 3 beautiful children and have a miniature poodle that keeps us company.
Mo is a Nurse Practitioner and works most Tuesdays. She is a passionate advocate for Transgender patients, and is well known and connected across the Youth Health Sector.
Cherrill Rave - Ngāpuhi works as a Youth Development worker. She has been involved in the youth sector for over 20 years and is passionate about young people, communities and whanau. Her role is to empower young people through learning opportunities and foster a sense of pride and respect for themselves, and the communities they live in.
Hi, I'm Felix. I am a registered Social Worker with the Social Workers Registration Board New Zealand and have recently joined the Te Puna Manawa HealthWEST whanau. I am based at the Youth Hub from Monday to Friday as the Adolescent Mental Health Clinician. I absolutely love my role at the Youth Hub because it allows me to do what I enjoy the most – supporting young people with their mental health and helping them cope with the ups and downs life can throw at us sometimes. I am a down to earth and genuine guy. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my partner and our dog Millie as well as playing football and running half-marathons competitively. Since I moved from Germany to New Zealand in 2014, I have also discovered my passion for rugby and cricket.
Come and see me at the Youth Hub if you are going through a difficult time and want to talk in a safe and confidential space.
Rebecca Williams (Ngati Kahungunu)
I was born in Nelson but settled and raised my kids here in beautiful Waitakere. I married a surfer so we spend our summer days beaching. I am a Registered Youth Health Nurse travelling to four sites that deliver Alternative Education in the West. Many of the young people I work with have moved around or changed schools and often require help to catch up their health needs such as vision, hearing, dental and vaccinations. The young people I work with are facing changes at home and in their education. I am available to talk about emotional, mental and sexual health issues also. I am connected to a diverse network of wonderful people and services who I can link you to - whatever your needs are.
You will see me at the Youth Health Hub where I am lucky to be based with my whanau of colleagues who are all stars :)