Meet our Health Improvement Practitioner
Hayley is our Health Improvement Practitioner and helps people with stress, health and problems with daily living.
Appointments with Hayley are 20-25min long with the aim to focus on the thing that is concerning you the most.
Hayley is English by birth but has spent the majority of her life in New Zealand.
She studied at Auckland University of Technology and is a registered Occupational Therapist. In her spare time Hayley enjoys exploring New Zealand, getting outdoors and socializing with friends/family.
To be eligible for this free service you need to be a registered patient with the practice.
HIPs are qualified and experienced mental health professionals who have completed specialist training in the Te Tumu Waioira primary mental health model.
The HIP is part of the general practice team and sees people of all ages and at all stages of their lives and with any type of issue related to behaviour change or mental wellbeing.
The HIP’s day is scheduled so they can often see people immediately when they are in the practice and some form of support.
Consultations are typically short – less than 30 minutes and are focused on evidence-based brief interventions.
The HIP will help the patient to agree goals and put the necessary support, followup and review in place to help him or her achieve those goals.
Feedback is provided to relevant members of the general practice team and all information is integrated into the patient record.
The HIP also educates other team members and helps to develop pathways and protocols around mental wellbeing and addiction support.