Marihi Langford

Ngāti Kuri

Marihi Langford combines her experience in management and leadership with her passion for supporting others who suffer from mental health and addiction issues.

For the last 25 years, she has put all her efforts into the mental health and addiction field to support her community in Auckland and her iwi. When asked why she doesn’t slow down and give back to herself, she replied, 'If this is the only thing that I can do to ensure that our next generation is taken care of, then I will keep going'."

In 2014, Marihi was nominated for a Pride of New Zealand Award for her mental health and addiction efforts. She has worked at the forefront of services dedicated to giving back to people and collaborating with different organisations to improve the lives of Māori individuals dealing with mental health and addiction issues. Her nominator said that “she is known for her passion and commitment, always following through with what she says she will do, going above and beyond, and even involving the whole family in her ventures.” Within her mahi, she is hands-on with all her clients, regardless of their background, and works to ensure they access the services they need.

Marihi is the Chief Executive of Tuhiata Mahi Ora, a specialist organisation that provides mental health and addiction services to whānau in Te Taitokerau, Northland. She works to facilitate personal growth for whānau and help them make positive changes in areas like mental well-being, emotional regulation, alcohol and drug use, relationships, and social connections.

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No effort spared in helping others

Tuhiata Mahiora Trust

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