Maurein Betts

Northland Primary Mental Health & Addictions Programme Leader

Northland Primary Mental Health and Addictions Programme Leader

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.

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