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Portrait of Stuart MarksStuart Marks
Director, MTAC


Stuart has been working in the mental health industry for more than 20 years. During this time he has working in a number of roles, giving him an extensive understanding of the industry and its many facets. Parallel with this, he has invested more than a decade in developing his interests in martial arts and self-defence giving him well-honed skills in teaching and coaching students in these areas.

Stuart is currently based in Nelson, but provides services nationwide by arrangement.

  • Registered Nurse (New Zealand Nursing Council) with 20 years of experience in mental health nursing;

  • PG Cert. Advanced Nursing (Mental Health);

  • Has nursed in mental health Inpatient Intensive Care, Acute, Sub-acute, and Rehabilitative Wards. Has also worked as a Manager, a Health Educator and Clinical Nurse Specialist;

  • Restraint Instructor in tertiary level Mental Health Services since 2003.