Mental Health Education and Resource Centre

Richard Tankersley


Richard descends from Kai Tahu, Kãti Mamoe and Waitaha. He has worked as a Mãori mental health worker in Healthlink South and is a former board member of the Mental Health Foundation, the NZ AIDS Foundation, Comcare and Te Kakakura Trust. Richard has taught in Mãori Studies and Health at tertiary level, and is the Director of Matariki Services Ltd, offering consultancy, supervision and training in the cultural arena. Richard has been a Human Rights Commissioner since 2008.


BA, PGDipHlthSc(MH), Dip Arataki Manu Kõrero