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What We Do

TeAM provides employment support to people with lived experience of mental health and/or addiction who are receiving ongoing care and treatment from a health professional.

Our team is made up of skilled employment specialists who work across the top of the South Island. We work one-on-one with people to identify their employment goals and develop a plan to reach those goals. 

TeAM is the only IPS service provider in the South Island.
We work across Nelson, Tasman, Marlborough and the West Coast.
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Support available:
  • Career Guidance

  • Goal Setting

  • CV & Cover Letters

  • Interview Skills

  • Job Applications

  • Training & Education Support

  • Accessing Subsidies

  • Work Experience

  • Workplace Support

  • Employer Support

  • Job Rentention

  • Career Development

  • Job Brokering 

  • Volunteering

Our Team

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Brianna manages all of our TeAM service locations across Te Tauihu and Te Tai Poutini. Brianna joined us as manager in 2023 and brings diverse experience in management and leadership across both community and business sectors. She holds a Certificate in IPS Supervision and Team Leadership. Brianna is passionate about her role and providing person-centered and responsive services.

Brianna Reuter



Neil enjoys supporting people towards their goals and the process of exploring new opportunities during the job search with clients. Neil has previously worked in dementia care and he holds a degree in Logistics and Economics. Neil enjoys sport in his free time and is an avid football and cricket fan.  

Neil Sunil

IPS Employment Specialist


Rebekah holds qualifications in teaching and career development, with 25 years experience in ECE teaching, including 4 years as a visiting teacher. Rebekah provides a supportive and personal approach to find a satisfying career which aligns with the individual strengths, interests, and goals of each client.  

Rebekah Cook

IPS Employment Specialist


Sandy has worked in a variety of industries and brings this experience to her practical approach to employment. Sandy loves the Marlborough region and has supported many people successfully into employment. Sandy is well-connected to local agencies and employers and enjoys the rapid and intensive job search aspects of IPS employment support. 

Sandy Stowell

IPS Employment Specialist


Mary holds a degree in Computing and brings her experience from the academic and corporate sectors to help people explore and pursue their education or employment goals. She is passionate about journeying alongside people on their road to recovery and loves understanding where a person is at, where they want to go in their career or training, and being there to support them in successfully reaching their goals. Mary loves crafts, baking, cooking, and spending time enjoying the beauty of the Coast.

Mary Avery

Employment Specialist

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Pete has worked in mental health for over 30 years and co-founded Te Ara Mahi in 2005. Pete has had a diverse professional life. His qualifications are mostly science-based and he has a Diploma in Supported Employment. Pete now lives in Dunedin, working remotely to manage the business functions of the organisation.

Pete Rees

Director - Business


Susan supports a small caseload as an Employment Specialist and provides internal supervision to our team. She has 15+ years experience managing a local NGO in the mental health/addictions sector. Susan enjoys working in a positive role supporting tāngata whaiora to achieve their employment goals. Susan is an active relaxer who  plays squash, mountain biking, hiking and golf in her spare time. 

Susan O'Connell

IPS Supervisor &
Employment Specialist

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Joanne has a wealth of knowledge and experience in People and Capability (HR), including recruitment. She also has experience working and volunteering in conservation projects. Joanne is passionate about supporting and motivating people to achieve their goals and brings a creative and positive approach to everything that she does. Joanne loves the great outdoors and spends her spare time hiking, kayaking and camping. 

Joanne Robertson

IPS Employment Specialist

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Ebin's career has been working in mental health and community engagement. He has a degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and enjoys building strong business networks. Ebin enjoys working one-on-one with people to achieve their career goals by providing guidance, support, and resources. Ebin enjoys hiking, and playing football and badminton in his free time. 

Ebin Emmanuel

IPS Employment Specialist


Jenny's professional background is mental health nursing and has worked within  both the NGO and public health sectors.  She enjoys connecting with people and supporting them to achieve their employment goals. Jenny deeply understands the connection between employment and the recovery journey.

Jenny MacFadgen

Employment Specialist


Moira has worked in the disability and employment sectors for many years as a job coach, career counsellor and job broker.  A co-founder and Director of Te Ara Mahi since 2005, Moira has a Diploma in Supported Employment and a depth of experience in supporting jobseekers achieve their goals. Moira's role focuses on quality, ensuring our service is delivered to high standards

Moira McLeod

Director - Quality



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