Sex and Gender Diverse Working Group

The Sex and Gender Diverse Health and Outcomes Working Group (known as the SGDWG) is a new partnership between members who have experience and authority in the planning and delivery of youth health services, and members who have experience in and/or who provide health and well-being services within the sex and gender diverse community. 

Our vision is that all sex and gender diverse people in our region have timely access to appropriate well-resourced health services for themselves and their whanau.


The SGDWG currently comprises:
  • Andrew Marshall, Paediatrician (Co-Chair of the SGDWG), Member of Youth SLA
  • Mani Mitchell (Co-chair of the SGDWG), E.D. ITANZ
  • Jevon Wright, Tranzform Facilitator
  • Arran Culver, Psychiatrist CAMHS, Chair of the Youth SLA
  • Kirsten Smith, Manager at Evolve Youth Service, Member of Youth SLA
  • Justin Canty, Registered Social Worker
  • Kassie Hartendorp, Youth Worker, Evolve Youth Service
  • Cathy Stephenson, GP at Student Health Services, Victoria university, and member of the Youth SLA
  • Peri Te Wao, CCDHB, Tiwhanawhana, Tapatoru
  • Tommy Hamilton
  • Richard Carroll
  • Esko Wiltshire
  • Jemima Bullock
  • Ahi Wi-Hongi, national coordinator Gender Minorities Aotearoa, community liaison New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective

As the group’s work progresses, we will be consulting with the wider community, to ensure that our thoughts are consistent with both the Sex and Gender diverse community, as well as a wider group of professionals with experience in this field. Currently we meet every 1-2 months.

Attached Documents
Upcoming Work

Our proposed next steps include carrying out an environmental scan of current services and supports, looking at the most appropriate model for service delivery, upskilling the current workforce, and developing a System of Care.

Please feel free to contact any member of the SGDWG via Kirsten Smith, via

Jevon Wright,
Sep 19, 2016, 9:44 PM
Jevon Wright,
Sep 19, 2016, 9:45 PM