Awhi Team

The Awhi Team provides support to Cholmondeley whānau in their local communities. We recognise that everyone needs a little extra support sometimes, whether that’s to be pointed in the right direction, parenting coaching in home, support with children’s big emotions and the behaviours that come from them, or something else – we’re here to help. We have a great team of kaimahi available to support you to achieve your goals, please give us a call to discuss your needs further or read on below:


Social Worker

Our Social Worker is available to provide short-term interventions, these include providing advice or advocacy, referral to appropriate agencies, in-home parenting coaching, emotion-regulation programmes with tamariki and behaviour management plans for all environments especially for schools and home. Our focus is to ensure that each tamariki engaged in our service experiences enhanced wellbeing with an ability to clearly identify and manage emotions, and to articulate their needs. By working alongside parents and caregivers, our Social Worker guides whānau to create whānau plans that support them to manage life issues as they arise in a way that no longer creates long-term unhealthy outcomes for them, they provide safety and opportunities for whānau to learn and be informed.


Whanau Ora Navigator

Our Whānau Ora Navigator works with whānau Māori to set and achieve their aspirational goals and navigate opportunities for whānau to achieve their goals. This mahi is creative, holistic and unique to each whānau. Our Whānau Navigator walks alongside you to explore the different elements of wellbeing and considerations of tangible opportunities.  Our Navigator has specific skills in supporting parents/caregivers to provide tamariki and rangatahi with an environment where they can all thrive and work effectively together as whānau creating better futures.


Refocus Service

Our Refocus Team of youth workers and social workers is different to other outreach services as we provide long-term support only to tamariki, rangatahi, and their whānau or caregivers. Refocus are here to support, navigate and cheerlead families who have lost faith in services, schools and agencies, and are experiencing complex issues including youth justice and school engagement concerns.  Service providers, schools or whānau themselves can refer tamariki and caregivers as either individuals or whānau. Elements of this service may include but are not limited to, youth development programmes, parenting coaching, education and community group opportunities, sustainable resource coordination, and enhancement of familial or community networks. The focus of this service is to work and support whānau who have a desire or dream to change and improve their capacity to navigate life with a specific hope of wanting to provide opportunities for their tamariki and rangatahi.