Ngā Parirau

Community Support Team

Ngā Parirau, the "wings" are a mobile community support team providing comprehensive individualised services for Tāngata Whaiora and their whānau based on the principle of recovery. These services are delivered by mental health professionals in the community and/or in the home setting. Services provided may include but are not limited to:​

  • connection, through a kaimahi, to mātauranga Māori and tikanga Māori.

  • whānau counselling; 

  • accommodation, support and advocacy;

  • facilitating to further education and work opportunities;

  • improving relationships and social network building, including with whānau, hapū, iwi and hāpori

  • facilitating the development of life skills;

  • support and encouragement toward appropriate self-medication and wellness;

  • assistance with finances;

  • providing support, education and encouragement with personal care, hygiene and good physical health;

  • development of self-advocacy skills

  • facilitating access to key government and community social agencies e.g Housing New Zealand, Work and Income, and employment and recreational services

  • supporting the clinical service role in managing mental health and treatment needs; and

  • support and guidance through Covid-19 lock down and levels.

  • referral

Access to Service

Referrals to the Support Hours Team are made through the clinical services attached to Waitematā DHB.

Self-referrals or Whānau referrals can also be made by clicking the button and downloading the form: 


Natalia Kaihau
Team Leader
Sarah Fawcett
"Navi" Kumar
Sonny Wade
Tauranga Tahitahi
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Henri Lyden