Martin Sloman, of Paraparaumu, QSM for services to mental health
Martin Sloman has a Kapiti counselling business but devotes much of his time to voluntary mental health work. He co-founded the Whirlwind Trust, a men’s mental health charity which aims to enable men to positively embrace their mental health through sharing stories. The confidential forum currently has around 300 members, and has a public face that reaches thousands more. Mr Sloman has advised the Kapiti Health Advocacy Group on men’s mental health issues, including increased counselling sessions and a Mental Health Crisis Team in Kapiti.