|Jo McIntosh is the practicing service director of Starfish Social Services based in Matamata. Starfish Social Services focus is on helping young people, families and communities to think differently about what might be their preferred way of being. Before starting Starfish Social Services Jo worked for 7 years in mental health and addictions and as a counsellor to youth at risk through contracted services alongside Police Youth Aid. After a successful career helping adults with addictions and mental health challenges and working alongside young people aged 12-24 with a focus on suicide prevention and addictions, Jo now directs a multidisciplinary team to work alongside, children, young people and families through a myriad of complexities. Social justice is important to Jo and this underpins her community and district wide approach to wellbeing.