Fresh Minds appoints Laura Barkwill as new Head of Clinical Services

17 November 2020

Fresh Minds has appointed Laura Barkwill as its new Head of Clinical Services. As an experienced clinical psychologist Ms Barkwill will lead both operational and clinical areas for the established primary mental health and wellbeing service by overseeing senior clinical and operational leaders as well as clinical performance, programme management and quality of service delivery.

As a senior clinician with a depth of experience across both primary and secondary mental health Ms. Barkwill has held various leadership roles since joining Fresh Minds five years ago. Laura is passionate about improving the primary health and wellbeing model of care so people of all ages have better access to support at an earlier stage.

“I am super excited to lead the team at Fresh Minds to support individuals at a time where it is needed more than ever,” says Laura Barkwill, Head of Clinical Services, Fresh Minds.

“There is an ever increasing need for mental health support in our communities and I look forward to supporting my team with the important work they do as well as looking for ways Fresh Minds can evolve and refine its model of care so people get the help they need as quickly as possible.”

Fresh Minds General Manager Tania Wilson said “We are delighted to have Laura lead the Clinical Services at Fresh Minds, with the increased number of individuals seeking support from mental health services, we are grateful to have the passion and clinical experience she brings to the role.”



Ruth Morse
Senior Communications Advisor, ProCare and Fresh Minds  or 021 263 1415


Fresh Minds

Fresh Minds is a social enterprise which for the past 16 years has been providing mind, mood and wellbeing programmes which are backed by clinical expertise and empathy. As part of the ProCare group Fresh Minds provides psychology support services to over 8,000 people each year in Tāmaki Makaurau. Services are provided for individuals both in-person and online and in a variety of settings including Fresh Minds centres, schools, the community and in General Practice. Frseh Minds, as a ProCare service, is supported by comprehensive clinical governance, expertise and rigorous systems to ensure the support is of the highest quality.


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