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Meet The Team

Mel Johns
Toolkit Training and Development Lead


Mel heads-up the day-to-day delivery and development of Toolkit services and has over 20 years experience in the mental health, alcohol/drug and wellbeing sectors.  He is passionate about creating training and support packages that are practical and effective - directly meeting the customer's needs.  Mel is an experienced clinician, service leader, educator and project manager. 

Karen Fordyce
Toolkit Finance & Project Manager


Karen has over 20-years experience in Human Resources and Change Management.  Having spent the majority of her career working for corporate and private organisations, Karen now brings her rich experience and developed skills to the voluntary sector.  With a sharp attention to detail and focus on organisational sustainability, Karen ensures that the business side of Toolkit runs smoothly and efficiently. 

Our Team
Toolkit Facilitators


We have a highly dedicated and experienced team of around 20 Toolkit facilitators.  Between them, they have a vast amount of experience in alcohol/drugs, mental health, wellbeing, counselling, social work, occupational therapy and psychology.  Several members of our team also have specialisms in different areas such as young people, Maori and Pasifika, aged-care, trades, construction and corporate wellbeing.  All of our facilitators are registered health professionals with accrediting bodies such as DAPAANZ, SWRB, NAC and ANZASW.


Due to our broad pool of Toolkit facilitators, we can precisely match the needs and focus of your organisation with the skills and experience of a facilitator(s) within our team.

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