Wellbeing and Social Services
Our team of three includes Mary-Anne Boyd, our Wellbeing and Social Services Manager. Susi King; Community Occupational Therapist and Carol Syron; Wellbeing Coordinator.
This is a free strengths-based family/whanau service for children and families facing complex challenges.
Anyone can refer or ask for wrap-around support, goal setting and action plans drawing on strengths within the family/whanau supported by community volunteers and relevant professional services such as counselling, healthcare, education, justice, budgeting and life coaching.
Te Whai Sages Senior & Whānau Support is a free in-home volunteer-based service that can provide companionship, advocacy and support for our seniors and families with young children in the Mangawhai area, particularly those who aren't independently mobile, and experiencing social isolation and loneliness. Clients can enjoy conversation, outings, games, a break to catch up on sleep, shopping, meal prep, and companionship.
Aroha Baskets can be requested by anyone in the Mangawhai community that is in need of a food parcel. Individuals can refer themselves or others, as well as local service providers.
Please call us on the Aroha Food Baskets phone line: 027 220 0889
Our Te Reo Māori classes have expanded to meet a growing community demand. We now have 6 fully subscribed classes running weekly. There is a small charge for these classes to cover the cost of our tutors.
Community House bookings: (bookings are essential)
Budget Clinic - in collaboration with Warkworth Wellsford Budgeting Service, we can provide a space for you to work with their advisors. Contact us for bookings
Ember Employment - a space is provided for a consultation to discuss employment options, employer issues, initiating start-up business and getting job ready. Contact us for bookings
Counselling - Thursdays from 9 - 5pm with Otamatea Community Services, call Mary-Anne to talk about the right counsellor for you, in our area
Wellbeing Support Group - every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month from 1.30 - 2.30pm. A supportive group conversation around anxiety, life transitions, stress and self worth, led by a trained counsellor.
Other services running from the cottage are:
Plunket - Mondays 9 - 12pm followed by booked sessions
Toy Library - every Wednesday and Sunday 10 - 12pm (no Sundays during school holidays)
Mangawhai Playgroups - 9am - 12pm (no playgroups during school holidays)