Ashley Koning

Project lead, Matua Raki

My primary focus is supporting services and the wider mental health and addiction workforce to develop co-existing problems responsiveness and capability. Alongside that, I also help to develop resources and guidelines for the sector, including e-learning, and facilitate workshops on request.

In 2016 I am also working on projects involved with the probable introduction of the Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act and substance impaired driving. 

I have worked with Matua Raki for six years drawing on my experience as an addiction practitioner and also my previous experience as a counsellor, social worker, psychologist, youth worker, child care worker and psychiatric assistant.  

I have postgraduate qualifications in psychology and social work.

I believe we all need to work together for people's wellbeing.  

Current projects