Lucinda Cassin

Ngāti Maniapoto

Lucinda Cassin is committed to uplifting the lived experiences and whānau voices within mental health and addiction services.

Lucinda has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, a Postgraduate Diploma in Bicultural Supervision from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, and a Master’s degree in Indigenous people from Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.

Throughout her career, she has gained experience as a clinician with a social services background and a passion for using kaupapa to enhance the mental health sector. This includes working alongside whānau in spaces and places where Māori are overrepresented and seen as high risk.

Lucinda is the Oranga Hinengaro National Clinical Director at Te Aka Whai Ora, the Māori Health Authority. The Authority leads and monitors the transformational change
for the Hauora health and well-being needs of whānau Māori.

She also works as a contractor at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. She is a Clinical and Cultural Supervisor for both Government and Non-Government organisations across Aotearoa, where she offers both clinical and cultural supervision external to your workplace and provides a safe learning environment.


Bringing Addiction sector leaders together in Ōtautahi

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