Family Wellbeing Services

Supporting the social, emotional, cultural, spiritual and physical wellbeing of children, young people and their families

Family Wellbeing is about supporting the social, emotional, cultural, spiritual and physical wellbeing of children, young people and their families (0-17years).  Skilled activities include engagement, assessment, goal setting, planning, interventions promoting positive change and increased safety, enhancing social outcomes for children, young people and their families.

 

Key focus areas:

  • Assist with health subsidies and services

  • Budget Advice

  • Housing

  • Care and Protection

  • Careers and Employment

  • ECE Applications

 

This is through:

  • Information

  • Advice

  • Advocacy

  • Plan and implementation of short term, medium term and long term goals

  • Assessment needs

 

In addition to individual family support, Family Wellbeing Services provide group sessions and workshops for groups of children, young people or their families in response to areas of need identified.

 

Download this brochure: The Rights of Young People with Special Education Needs - A guide for parents and supporters of young people   (Children's Act 2014)

 

Download this brochure: Rights at School: A guide for parents and
supporters of young people

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Services

  • Information
  • Advice
  • Advocacy
  • Plan and implementation of short term, medium term and long term goals
  • Assessment needs
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Derek Saumolia
Social Worker

Derek brings vast experience, engaging with children, young people and their families. A graduate of Te Wananga O Aotearoa, Derek is committed to champion the wellbeing of children and youth.   He has spent over 20 years working with children and youth. His most formative Social Work experience was 5 years with Child, Youth and Family Lower Hutt. He was the Youth and Young Adults Pastor at Knox Church Lower Hutt for 4 years until his appointment at Pacific Health Services 2019. Derek’s greatest achievement is as dad to 11 children with his wife Louise.

Pacific Health Service Hutt Valley,

1 Hewer Crescent, PO Box 35 027, Naeane, Hutt Valley, 5011.

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Addresss: 1 Hewer Crescent, Naenae, Hutt Valley   |  Phone: (04) 577 0394  |  Fax: (04) 577 0458  |  Email: info@phshutt.co.nz

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