We know it can be really hard for people to ask for help but if you feel you need to reach out please do connect with us via phone, message or email. Bookings are essential and you can fill out our Referral Form to access any of our services.

Social Services

We’d like welcome Mary-Anne Boyd to Te Whai Community Trust as our Social Services Manager (formerly Family 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.

Contact Mary-Anne on 021 0247 8003, or use our online referral form or email Mary-Anne wellbeing@tewhaicommunitytrust.co.nz

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.

food parcels Mangawhai
Aroha Baskets


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

Family Support Mangawhai
Sage Call Service


Te Whai Sage Call Service is a volunteer service that provides free friendly phone calls and messages to anyone living in isolation in the Mangawhai area who would like more company. We advise our clients to please treat our Sages with respect and kindness, and acknowledge that our Sage Callers are local caring volunteers that want to support our community.

This service is in collaboration with Warkworth Wellsford Budget Service. The clinic offers free, confidential budgeting advice from trained budget advisers. We can assist you with any personal financial problem or query. Your adviser will help you create a plan to get out of debt, save money and start building a future for you and your family.

Anxiety Support Mangawhai
Anxiety Support


This group is facilitated by a trained counsellor for those experiencing anxiety. Occasional speakers and experts in their field will promote wellbeing and positive conversation around anxiety within a safe environment. The group runs every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at Rose Madsen Cottage from 1.30 - 2.30pm. Please see our calendar schedule below in case there are any changes. 

Free Counselling Mangawhai


This service is in collaboration with Otamatea Community Services. It offer a professional counselling service with trained counsellors focusing on abuse and trauma (both current and historical), family issues including counselling children, relationships and domestic violence.

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.

Anxiety Support Mangawhai
Heat & Eat Mangawhai


We are working in partnership with Heat & Eat Mangawhai's local meal delivery. If you are aware of someone in need of further assistance or funding for this service, please contact us.

Brought to you buy A to Z Catering

Grandparents parenting support Mangawhai
Grandparents Parenting Grandchildren


We convene a monthly support group in conjunction with Strengthening Families providing a safe place for grandparents to meet and share their experiences and advice. This is an opportunity to offer some education on pertinent subjects such as cyber safety, building resilience, sleep hygiene, and dealing with trauma. These amazing families step up to provide a stable home for children who are often traumatised and would otherwise be in foster care.

A wonderful new collaboration brings you this excellent service that can help you write a CV, develop a new business idea as well as enable a strategic approach to improving your current workplace wellbeing.

Ember Korowai Takitini can also provide mental health & addiction awareness and advice, consultancy on change and transition and so much more. 

Scheduled Community House bookings: (bookings are essential) CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS 18TH DEC - 17TH JAN 2010

Budget Clinic - starts Tuesday 7th July, 1 - 3pm every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month. In collaboration with Warkworth Wellsford Budgeting Service
Counselling - starts Thursday 9th July 9 - 5pm. In collaboration with Otamatea Community Services
Anxiety Support Group - starts Tuesday 28th July, 1:30 - 2:30pm every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month. A new support group led by a trained counsellor.

Other services running from the cottage are:
Plunket - (updated) Drop in clinic runs every Wednesday 9 - 12pm followed by booked sessions
Toy Library - every Wednesday and Sunday 10 - 12pm (excluding school holidays)
Mangawhai Playgroups - starts 21st July 10 - 12pm

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