Perinatal Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
Ko Jacqui toku ingoa, Ko hinengaro kamahi. I have worked in mental health for 40 years as a clinician and Charge Nurse Manager. In 2002 I had the opportunity to develop Te Whatu Ora’s, Perinatal Mental Health Service. In 2021 I moved on to work at Wintec/Te Pukenga to be a part time lecturer and Clinical Tutor. I now divide my work life between being the Te Kotahi Oranga Manager at Rotokauri campus, and a private Perinatal Mental Health Specialist for the Waikato Family Centre. I continue to be an active voice and participant in all things related to perinatal mental health.
My philosophy is to ‘make a difference’ in people’s lives, to impart my knowledge and skills to our future nursing workforce, to support mama, pepe, and whānau when their emotional and mental health wellbeing is suffering and to mentor and support perinatal providers in the primary health space.
He aha te mea nui o te ao
What is the most important thing in the world?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata It is the people,
it is the people, it is the people