Magdel Hammond

Magdel is the National Manager for Mind and Body and Lived Experience.

She moved to New Zealand in 2002, and began working as an employment consultant in the mental health supported employment field, which aligned with her past work in South Africa as social worker and Human Resources Professional.

Magdel says this role significantly shaped her worldview of the lived experience and peer workforce, and she became a passionate advocate for the growth and development of the peer and lived experience workforce, and challenging prejudice and discrimination.

She has since designed, developed, delivered, and managed several peer services and has been involved in systemic advocacy in non-government organisations and district health boards.