Family / Whānau Development

Our Kaupapa

Our first mihi is to the whānau who allow us to walk alongside them to help facilitate their journey towards wellness. We are very grateful to be right in the middle of this hapori (community) connected to whānau. At the heart of our practice is relationship (Te Whakakoha Rangatiratanga) and through relationship grows āhurutanga (safety), healing, overcoming challenges and restoration of hope. We strive to ensure every whānau feel important, heard and advocated for and that this ripples out even wider to extended whānau and community.

What sets us apart is our absolute commitment to strengths-based practice where every person and whānau strengths are grown to be even greater. We are steadfast to this approach because it works! We are a diverse team, each with special interests, passion areas, experiences and strengths and are committed to the development of best practice.

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.

What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.

What we do

  •  Support whānau to develop their vision and goals
  • Work in mana enhancing ways that places tamariki and whānau at the centre
  • Advocacy
  • Parenting support
  • Connecting whānau to supports and resources
  • Therapeutic, creative and flexible support
  • Work with parents and the whole whānau
  • Work collaboratively with other services to achieve the best outcomes for whānau
  • Offer groups and programmes from time to time

Our criteria to access Family/Whānau support is that you must be a family/whānau (with tamariki) and reside in the South Western suburbs of Papaiōea.

If you would like to make a referral please use the referral link and send to: or

Meet the Family/Whānau Development Team