Social Worker

Kia ora,
My name is Hannah McHale. I am the social worker employed by Barnardos to work with your whanau. I’ve been working as a social worker with families and children for 7 years, along with being a parent to a toddler. We all have times in life where things get difficult and I feel privileged to partner with your children, yourself, the school and any other agencies to help navigate some meaningful solutions. The first step (and often the hardest!) is asking for help.

My role is always child-focused. It can include working directly with your child 1:1 on how to manage different emotions, anxiety, anger, stress and social skills. I can also provide group programmes. It can include supporting you as a parent or caregiver to help with parenting ideas or putting your support in place. I can connect you with other community organisations, make referrals or advocate to ensure you are getting access to services you are entitled to (e.g. WINZ, Housing, DHB).

If this sounds like it might be helpful to you, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

My mobile phone number is 027 292 9676 and my email,
I look forward to hearing from you.




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