The Collaborative Board

Dr Sue Bagshaw (BSc (Hons) MB BS FRACShM Hon FRNZCGP CNZM) is a primary care doctor working with young people between 10 and 25 especially in the areas of Mental and sexual health at the 298 Youth Health One Stop Shop. She is also a senior lecturer in Adolescent Health at the University Of Otago Christchurch School Of Medicine. Sue co-founded the Collaborative Trust and has been involved with research and training in adolescent and sexual health over the last 30 years. She is part time Manager of Training for the Collaborative.

Steve Langley MA (Hons), Dip Tchg. (Chairperson) joined the Board in 2009.  Steve has worked as an English teacher in a variety of high schools, and a range of specialist education settings including DSW residential schools, teen parent units, and a men’s prison. He has been a Principal in three different special schools, and lecturer in teacher training. Steve has spent 20 years as part-time counsellor on the AlcoholDrugHelpline, and 13 years as editor of “English in Aotearoa” – the national journal for English teachers. He has been a Workshop presenter on HIV-AIDS education, behaviour management, the DARE programme, Alcohol/Drug Education, and on Listening Skills. Musician in the Natural Magic Pirate Band and leader of the Keepsake Singers choir for people with memory loss. Keen to support positive mental health in young people, especially by encouraging students to write about their experience.

Bronwyn Dunnachie (PhD RN) has worked in the area of child, youth and family mental health for most of her career, in both clinical, management and academic roles.  She currently works for the Werry Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Workforce Development as a Senior Advisor, supporting workforce development across child and adolescent mental health services nationally.

Daryle Deering (RN PhD) has extensive experience in working in the mental health field in the areas of youth, family and addiction; in clinical, workforce development and research roles.  She had an academic/clinical role for 20 years at the University of Otago, Christchurch, National Addiction Centre. She currently has a small private practice and is involved in a variety of volunteer work. 

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Paul McGirr (Treasurer) Paul has had involvement in the Not for Profit Sector for many years starting with Board membership for the local school where his 3 boys attended from the start of Tomorrows Schools. He is also currently on the Boards of two other entities involved with youth development and young adults in Canterbury. Paul works in the education sector and is a chartered accountant.

Sofie Hampton is a 20 year old, third year nursing student at Ara. She is currently the youth representative on the Collaborative’s board. Sofie is also a youth educator with the Collaborative Trust. In 2016 she was invited to present a keynote speech on mental health services in Canterbury at the Collaborative’s annual hui. Sofie is currently employed part time at CCS Disability Services and Poppies Preschool in Christchurch. Sofie hopes to work within the community mental health sector and has an interest in trauma work with young people.