Pegasus Health Child Health Support Service offers at home visits or phone sessions for whānau and caregivers who have concerns about their child’s health, behaviour, wellbeing, or social needs.
The Child Health Co-ordinators make up a team of three social workers: Nikki Nute, Jen Walker, and Tahlia Rae. Social workers are qualified professionals who use a range of techniques to address the needs of a person, drawing on their strengths. Social workers can be found in various industries including healthcare.
Child Health Support Services work with parents and caregivers, alongside the General Practice team, to explore challenges impacting tamariki and whānau to create a support plan. This includes short-term interventions or referrals to appropriate agencies for ongoing support.
“We like to understand the person we are working with; thinking about their work, whānau, and cultural needs to see how these systems play a part,” Child Health Coordinator, Tahlia Rae, said.
How can you access this support?
If you are looking for support with the health, social, behavioural, and well-being needs of a child, talk to your GP or nurse about being referred to this free service.