Promoting well-being and recovery through the church with Mark Wallace

October 25 10:00 am  |  Northcross Church

826A East Coast Road, Oteha, Auckland, New Zealand

Mental Health & The Christian Life // October at Northcross

Mental health is significant for us all: It’s part of community life. It’s part of family life. It’s part of work life. It’s been part of human life since creation. It’s part of our Christian life.

So, during the month of October Northcross will be promoting mental health as we seek to shape and resource the church and well-being of its people. We want Northcross to be a place that is welcoming, engaging, and restorative in the area of mental health as God’s truth and grace are applied in the Christian Life, in our Relationships, and in the Church.


SUNDAY 4th: How the Christian Life speaks into anxiety for you and your family (David Sanders)
SUNDAY 11th: The Gospel, the Christian Life, and Mental Health (David Sanders)
SUNDAY 18th: Hope for our relationship distress (Rob Mason)
SUNDAY 25th: Promoting well-being and recovery through the church (Ps. Mark Wallace)


David Sanders // Wellbeing Manager at EAPworks

David began work with EAPworks in 2019. He has over 34 years of experience in the mental health sector, working with clients from the public, to the corporate sector. He has worked in trauma, depression, suicide, gender issues, sexual dysfunction and addictions, and Critical Incident support. He worked in his own private practice for many years and during this time was the supervisor for the Whangaparaoa Hospice, and critical incident contact for Mobil. He is also an educator and supervisor.

Rob Mason // Therapist

Rob is an experienced couple’s therapist working in private practice and as an established member of the Life Unlimited Counselling & Psychotherapy Trust. In addition to training in Strategic Couples Therapy and Imago Couples Therapy Rob was among the first group of therapists in New Zealand to train in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy as well as training to work with couples who have experienced trauma.

Rob also works as a therapist with male issues, anxiety, depression, burnout, life and career transition, along with supervising trainee counsellors, social workers and persons involved in ministry situations. Other training includes undergraduate, and graduate studies and clinical training with the University of Auckland, Manukau Institute of Technology, the Imago Institute for Relationships, the Bible College of New Zealand, Booth College of Mission and Strategic Family and Couples therapist, Rick Whiteside.

Rob has a breadth of vocational experience including pastoral ministry, social work teaching, management and working in labouring gangs. He has been married to Christine for over 30 years, and has adult two sons, and an adult daughter and daughter in law. In his spare time he is a competitive dinghy sailor and past national president of the Mistral Dinghy Sailing Association. He enjoys gardening, watching movies and sharing time with his wife and family. He is actively involved in a local Anglican church.