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Romy Lee MindMatters Lived Experience Advisor

Romy Lee

Lived Experience Advisor

MDAPAANZ

Romy (she/her) is our lived experience advisor as well as a mental health and addictions counsellor, providing workplaces with expert support in peer-led wellbeing programmes, the wellbeing of younger and LGBTQI+ employees, and assisting employees experiencing addiction. 

Based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Romy has featured in campaigns led by the World Health Organisation and the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. She has also led workforce development programmes in the mental health and addictions sector and held strategic advisory roles with the Ministry of Health, Higher Ground (one of New Zealand’s leading drug rehab programmes), Te Pou, and the Ethnic Advisory Group Asian Family Services (AFS).


Romy’s approach is collaborative and uplifting. She is passionate about working with organisations and individual employees to identify and overcome obstacles, build resilience, and develop healthy coping skills. Romy looks to combine evidence-based practices with a modern and relatable approach.

Outside of her mahi (work) Romy is a powerlifting athlete, she’s even certified as a personal trainer and powerlifting coach! 

Professional Memberships:

  • Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (DAPAANZ)

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