Wellbeing and Social Services
Our core team is Mary-Anne Boyd, our Wellbeing and Social Services Manager. Susi King, Community Occupational Therapist and Carol Syron, Wellbeing Coordinator.
Services include free strengths-based family/whānau service for children, young people and families facing complex challenges, pilot youth programmes, specialist support for children with developmental delay, empowerment support group for women, Te Awatea a resilience and wellbeing ten-week course, support group for mothers with children, courses and support for parents of teens, parenting courses for primary years and for infant years.
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, justice, budgeting, life coaching.
Contact Mary-Anne on 021 0247 8003, or use our online referral form or email Mary-Anne firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - Our private Pod space provides various counselling needs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Use our REFERRAL FORM to get in touch with our Wellbeing team to connect with a counsellor to suit your needs.
Wellbeing Support Groups & Programmes - Youth and Adult groups are facilitated by our Wellbeing team at various venues in Mangawhai to promote resilience and connection. Contact us for more information.
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)