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Things happen. That's a fact of life that nobody could dispute. But how to deal with changes and stress is a subject that provokes plenty of discussion. That's where psychologist Sara Chatwin and the team at MindWorks come in.

At MindWorks, you'll get to work with inspiring professionals like 'MindCoach' Sara Chatwin, Steve Callinan and Tom Iwan, who will help you to get back on track.




Sara Chatwin


Sara Chatwin is a Registered Psychologist and social commentator, with a Bachelor Degree and a Masters First Class Honours Degree from Auckland University. Sara also holds a Sports Psychology Certificate from AUT. She is a member of the New Zealand Psychological Society and is registered with the NZ Psychologists Board and the NZ Educational Council.

As the only female psychologist consistently present across all media platforms in the public domain, Sara has made it her mission to ‘tell it like it is’ with honest commentary and evidence-based support in areas: Psychological. Her practical psychological tips and strategies are designed to  enhance well-being in individuals, families, businesses, sports people  and communities.

Sara has had research published in “The Journal of Early Child Development and Care” and the “Down Syndrome Research and Practice Journal” with colleagues from Auckland and Queensland Universities.

She was the recipient of the J.V. Ilott Trust Award, Freemasons Bursary, Health Research Council Scholarship and she gained a University of Queensland International Student Scholarship for study conducted with families and children in Queensland.

Sara has a long history contributing to television in NZ, starting with a guest spot on “5.30 with JUDE” and has been associated with numerous programs and program content. Currently, she  contributes to television, print media and radio shows. She was the resident psychologist for the “Good Morning” show from 2005-2015 and “The Cafe” on TV3 for 5 years to 2020.More recently she has been the psychologist associated with the Global Bodyright Movement, Men's Heath Issues including the need for everyone to re-evaluate their relationships with alcohol.

The Team at MindWorks promote smoke-free New Zealand and initiatives that encourage people to be happy with who they are NOW!

" Instead of dwelling on who you might be...CELEBRATE who you are"



Steve Callinan

Fitness Guru

After graduating with an exercise science degree from Luton, Steve pursued a professional football career, which finally brought him to play for Central in Auckland.

Steve completed a personal training course and has been involved in personalised, individual and team fitness programming for the past 20 years. Steve has been involved in the "Nike Fitness Programmes" for youth soccer players and is regularly asked to present seminars and attend conferences on sport coaching and development.



Dr Tom Iwan

MindWorks Mentor

Tom (formerly the MindWorks Physio and mentor), completed a Medical degree at the University of Auckland in 2018. In the same year, he was awarded the prestigious JDK North Prize in Clinical Medicine. Tom competed in elite sport at St Kentigern College and has continued to run in half marathons and Xtera events in New Zealand, when he has time. Tom was involved in mentoring young children and designing sport specific health and fitness programmes for them, and continues to provide support for youth athletes when the MindWorks Team are presenting seminars and workshops. Tom is a firm believer that "we must ínvest in the mental and physical health of our youth, to enable a better future for generations to come.

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