Maurein Betts

Position: 
Northland Primary Mental Health & Addictions Programme Leader

Position
Northland Primary Mental Health and Addictions Programme Leader

Background
My background is in nursing and I have worked mainly in psychiatry.
I worked in health roles for 15 years in South Australia and returned to Northland in 2000. On arrival, I worked for Northland District Health Board as a Community Mental Health Nurse. From there, I became Team Manager of Community Mental Health and Addictions. I held this role for 11 years before leaving to work in primary health in 2015.

Present role
My position is Northland-wide, which means that I work across both Manaia and Te Tai Tokerau PHOs. The core objective of my current role is to work with primary health service providers to ensure that Northlanders receive a responsive and effective mental health and addiction service in primary care. The focus of our service is on mild to moderate mental health and addiction issues.

Contact
Northland Primary Mental Health & Addictions Programme Leader
Manaia Health PHO
28-30 Rust Avenue
PO Box 1878, Whangarei 0140 
 
Phone:  09 438 1015
Fax:      09 438 3210