Trauma Informed Conference

Thursday 3rd November 9:00am - 5:00pm - Henry Hill School, Napier

Parallel Lines



We have assembled a star studded line-up of Aotearoa's top Trauma Informed experts and Mental Health advocates who will share not only their knowledge but also their stories of lived experience at this one day only conference held here at Henry Hill School in Ahuriri / Napier. This is quite possibly the only time you will ever have this ensemble of amazing presenters at the same place and at the same time!


PLEASE NOTE: The conference will not be livestreamed or recorded


The conference format features back to back speakers and presentations with time set aside for Q&A after each presentation - this is not a workshop based conference.

Morning Tea & Lunch will be provided

If you have any questions please email:


Nathan Wallis

Neuroscience Educator


Matt & Sarah Brown (MNZOM)

She is not your rehab


Kathryn Berkett

Neuroscience Educator



Sala Tiatia

TV Show: Survivor NZ 

Mental Health Advocate


Eliza Gibbons

Arts Therapist


Peleti Oli

Māori TV's 'The Barber'

Mental Health Advocate

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Jase Williams

Principal - Henry Hill School

Neurosequential Model in Education Trainer


Henry Hill School

2021 Prime Minister's Education Excellence Award Winners - Well-Being

Learn about how we implemented a responsive Trauma Informed Approach based on neuroscience perspectives and practice, that relates culturally to our community, removed barriers to learning, and is making a real difference to the lives of our students, staff, and whānau.


This holistic wellbeing approach has changed the way we teach, it has changed the way we talk about the needs of our students, and it has changed the way we connect with and form partnerships and relationships with students and whānau.


It has allowed us to be truly responsive to the social and emotional needs of our students and whånau, and helped us to actively support and strengthen our school community’s resilience, resolve, and response in overcoming two major traumatic events in the past two years.

Take a tour through our award winning regulatory and sensory garden space: Te Āhuru Mōwai. Learn about the link to Papatūānuku and Tane Māhuta through a Te Ao Māori lens and learn how you can easily re-create a similar space in your school or ECE centre’s environment.

Learn the neuroscience behind mindfulness and yoga as well as exploring regulatory brain breaks. Pick up new regulatory and relational activities and learn sequences you can take back and use directly in your learning spaces to help regulate dysregulated students and staff.

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Henry Hill School Hall

15 Dick Place



Doors will open at 8am for onsite registration with tea and coffee available

Parking is extremely limited!