The MND New Zealand Support Team provides free, personalised support and advocacy for every person with motor neurone disease in New Zealand who wants it; from Stewart Island to the Far North and everywhere in between.
They work together with people living with MND, and their carers, families and whanau, to enable them to have the best quality of life possible.
To contact your nearest support team member, please click here.
You may also like to visit the MND New Zealand Forum which is an online community for people living with or affected by MND to share experiences and support one another.
MND New Zealand Support Team Members (formerly known as Fieldworkers) provide free, personalised support and advocacy for almost every person with motor neurone disease in New Zealand, from Stewart Island to Northland.
Our Support Team Members co-ordinate services for their clients from multi-disciplinary teams of physiotherapists, dietitians, occupational therapists, speech language therapists, and community nurses at every District Health Board in New Zealand.
Support Team Members also act on their client’s behalf to navigate government agencies and specialist equipment services.
To contact your nearest Support Team Member click here.
Kate is one of eight specialist Support Team Members nationwide. She talks about how she supports her MND clients in the video below.
Kate says helping people with MND navigate the health system is a really important part of her job. “Quite often people who get MND are fit and healthy and have little idea about how it all fits together. I tend to be quite active in making sure people are linked into the right services at the right time.”
Living with MND is incredibly challenging, says Kate. “If I can make their journey easier and less stressful, it’s very rewarding,” she says.