Kōtuku Creative designed and published The Worry Bug Project with the financial support of The Rata Foundation, The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust and New Zealand Red Cross, and with the endorsement of the All Right campaign. The opportunity to work collaboratively to deliver these resources with such forward thinking and innovative organisations has been such a pleasure and we're terrifically proud of the finished product and the positive reception it continues to receive.
Kōtuku Creative thrives on working with other organisations to create and produce story based resources for the mental health and education sector. The resources utilise the Home and School Scaffolding approach, developed by Kōtuku Creative, to build on the established trust-based relationships already existing in children's lives.
Please contact us for any queries regarding producing resources for your organisation. We can work with you to design and develop a resource to meet your client's needs. We can assist in project management of publication, both here and offshore.
Press kits, review copies, author and cover images are available upon request. For general publicity enquiries, please contact Sarina Dickson
To request a review copy of one of our titles, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All other inquiries
Julie Burgess-Manning PGDip PP, MSc (FamTher), PG CertED, BA Hons (Psych
Julie Burgess-Manning is a Family Therapist and NZ Registered Psychologist currently employed by the University of Otago as a Clinical Lecturer and also working in private practice. She has worked in a variety of child, adolescent and family mental health settings for the past 18 years, with roles such as Senior Clinician, Therapist, Clinical Supervisor and Primary Mental Healthcare Liaison. She is the Deputy Chairperson of the Family and Systemic Therapies Association of Aotearoa New Zealand, (FSTAANZ) and serves on the Executive Committee of the same. Julie lives in Westmorland with her husband, three children and a cat.
Sarina Dickson B.Ed, Grad Dip Tch & Lng
Sarina Dickson has worked alongside families and children with emotional and behavioural special needs in both the UK and NZ as a classroom teacher, mentor and advocate since graduating in 1999. She has worked in the Family Violence field with and children in assessing needs, co-ordinating services and developing programmes. She lives in Addington with her husband and three children.