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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.
Learn more about IPS 

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 Tau Ihu and Te Tai Poutini. Brianna joined us as manager in 2023 and brings with her diverse experience in management and leadership across both community and business sectors. Brianna has a Certificate in Team Leadership and a background in disability support services. She is passionate about person-centred and responsive service delivery.

Brianna Reuter

Manager

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Neil joins TeAM with a degree in Logistics and Economics. He has experience in business analytics and dementia care and enjoys bringing his knowledge of healthcare and administration to his work as an Employment Specialist.

Neil enjoys supporting people towards their goals and finding new opportunities.

 Neil, originally from India, moved to Nelson in 2019. He's an avid football and cricket fan.  

Neil Sunil

IPS Employment Specialist

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Rebekah has a background of 25 years in ECE teaching, including 4 years working as a Visiting Teacher. She holds qualifications in teaching and career development. Rebekah provides a supportive and personal approach to find a satisfying career which aligns with their strengths, interests, and goals. 

Rebekah Cook

IPS Employment Specialist

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Sandy first joined TeAM in 2012. 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 successfuly into employment.  Sandy is well-connected to local agencies and employers and ejoys the rapid and intensive job search aspects of the IPS employment support which TeAM provides. 

Sandy Stowell

IPS Employment Specialist

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Hayden joined TeAM in 2021 and has a background in employment brokering and investigation. He works the northern service area on the West Coast from Greymouth to Westport. Hayden has well-established connections with a number of agencies, organisations, and employers in the region. 

Hayden Fenemor

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

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Susan joined TeAM with 15+ years of experience as manager and administrator of a local NGO providing support to families and whanua of those living with mental health/addictions. Susan enjoys working in such a positive role supporting tāngata whaiora to achieve 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 joined TeAM in 2023 and brings a wealth of 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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Jo has 23 years experience in healthcare - specialising in Diversional Therapy. 

She is excited to be supporting and guiding people to enhance their lives by gaining and maintaining their employment goals.

Jo is a Kiwi Conservation Coordinator in her spare time, encouraging children and families to get outdoors and enjoy nature and what it can offer. Jo is a Reiki practitioner and her practice emphasises  overall wellbeing.

Jo Dell

IPS Employment Specialist

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Ebin joins TeAM with experience in mental health and community engagement. He has a degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management which supports him with building strong business networks. Ebin enjoys working one-on-one with people to achieve their career goals by providing guidance, support, and resources. He has a strong understanding of the importance of work to overall wellbeing.  Ebin enjoys hiking, and playing football and badminton in his free time. 

Ebin Emmanuel

IPS Employment Specialist

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Jenny joined in 2022 TeAM with a background in mental health nursing in various roles with NGOs and Te Whatu Ora. 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

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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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