Health Action Trust - Wendy Strawbridge

We provide several innovative peer-led mental health support services as well as health promotion (alcohol and other drugs, and mental health) in the Nelson/Tasman region. 

  • CAYAD - Community Action on Youth and Drugs
  • COMPASS provides peer support and advocacy for tangata whaiora (people seeking wellbeing)
  • Kotuku is a 4-bed crisis respite house situated in the country where people who are experiencing an emotional distress or mental health crisis can stay for up to one week as an alternative to hospitalisation
  • The Mental Health Promotion work carried out by Health Action Trust is funded by a Ministry of Health contract.
  • MINDZ - The Workplace Forum on Mental Health
  • WellBeing@Work Oranga Mahi is a compact, professionally delivered programme that integrates easily into your organisation 

Our health promotion work uses a community action approach; we work closely alongside other groups to assist them to develop solutions that will create lasting change and improve health.

Our work is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the five components of the Ottawa Charter which are:

1.  Building healthy public policy

2.  Creating supportive environments

3.  Strengthening community action

4.  Developing personal skills

5.  Re-orienting health services

Health Action works closely with a range of groups and agencies at both local and national level. 


Wendy Strawbridge
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86 Selwyn Place
Nelson 7010
New Zealand