Ngāpuhi • Māori Mental Health Lived Experience Advisor
Te Whāriki o te Ara Oranga
Tui Taurua is a Ngāpuhi wahine with whakapapa to Waitangi. Her introduction to the mental health system started in 1977, following her hospitalisation. Tui’s mahi in the mental health sector began in 1995, when she started as a community support worker and dedicated her path to ensuring the voice of people with lived experience is heard. She has been involved in supporting tāngata whaiora for over 25 years in various ways. Today, she is on national boards, and runs an indigenous tāngata whaiora programme which teaches self-recovery and Māori models of practice to kaitiaki and whānau. Tui is also recognised as one of Aotearoa’s 100 Māori Leaders.