Jeremy Murray has a background in teaching, facilitating, working with youth offenders, and helping people with employment placement. He is passionate about using traditional Māori forms of exercise and healing in his mentoring and training roles.
His background and studies have focused on youth work, rongoa Māori medicine, and employment assistance. He currently works as the Managing Director of the Get Me Started project, which consists of three programmes focusing on employment preparation, suicide prevention, and rangatahi support.
The employment preparation project uses te ao Māori healing methods to support well-being and provides plans for people wanting to upskill for training or employment. They also facilitate workshops for individuals or companies to help them grow.
The suicide prevention programme uses Kaupapa Māori to focus on Māori revitalisation and understanding culture through practicing whānaungatanga, ahurutanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, and aroha. They provide group sessions, journaling, online learning, and a support network to help create a korowai manaaki for participants.
The rangatahi programme supports those who want to go further in their education, employment, or apprenticeship using a Māori holistic health approach. Everything is individualised for the participant to ensure their success.