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Self Help Resources

ACP is the process of thinking about, talking about and planning for future health care and end-of-life care. It is about identifying what matters to you.

Regardless of whatever safety device you have installed, it's important to keep beds and furniture away from windows and blind cords. This helps reduce the chance of tamariki climbing onto furniture and being strangled by blind cords.

Diabetes NZ Incorporated is a charity that represents and supports people with diabetes. We’ve been supporting Kiwis with information and resources to help identify and manage diabetes symptoms for more than 50 years.

If you are seeking to find out some practical and useful information on the challenges of caring for someone with a palliative diagnosis the Ending Life Well Podcast series is a great place to start.

The purpose of the Health and Disability Commissioner is to promote and protect the rights of consumers as set out in the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights. This includes resolving complaints in a fair, timely, and effective way.

A series of animated videos covering a range of health topics from women’s and men’s health, to immunisations and anti-viral medicines.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also called sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) affect people of all ages, backgrounds, and from all walks of life.  Most STIs are curable, and the rest are manageable with good treatment and care.

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a charity that works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health & wellbeing.

The Ministry of Health leads New Zealand’s health and disability system, and has overall responsibility for the management and development of that system.

Patient portals are secure online sites, provided by GPs, where patients can access their health information and interact with their general practice.

The POAC service provides coordination and funding for a wide range of acute and non-acute services across the Auckland region.

Quitting is one of the best things you can do for your health – and that of your family or friends.

The Well Child programme is a package of universal health services offered free to all New Zealand families/whānau for children from birth to 5 years.  The programme includes 12 core contacts as well as a general practitioner check at 6 weeks, linked to the 6-week immunisations.

Age Concern is a charitable organisation dedicated solely to people over 65 years old.  They promote dignity, wellbeing, equity and respect and provide expert information and support services in response to older people's needs.

Counties Manukau Health (CM Health) provides health and disability services to an estimated 512,000 people who reside in the local authorities of Auckland, Waikato and Hauraki District. 

Preventing drowning through education, research and advocacy

 Having an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) means you can have peace of mind that you have decided, ahead of time, who you trust to make decisions for you if you can’t decide for yourself.  It’s important for every adult, whatever their age, takes steps to create an EPA.

The Health Navigator website provides one place for New Zealanders to find reliable and trustworthy health information and self-care resources. It focuses on promoting clear, consistent messages that enable users to get the information they need at the time they need it.

The Heart Foundation is New Zealand’s heart charity, leading the fight against heart disease.

Helping people to find and access the health, social, wellbeing and housing support they need to live well - whether that means advocating for someone to make it easier to access services, or helping them find a place to call home.

Practical information and advice on how to stay active, well and independent for over 65s and those caring for over 65s.

The National Screening Unit is responsible for the safety, effectiveness and quality of the following screening programmes; breast, cervical and bowel screening, and newborn metabolic and hearing screening. 

New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5. Plunket works together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child. Whānau āwhina - caring for families.

RainbowYOUTH provides a number of services for queer and gender diverse youth and their wider communities all across Aotearoa.

Stroke Foundation support and assist you and your family after a stroke, and help all New Zealanders keep safe from stroke.

Work and Income provides employment services and financial assistance throughout New Zealand.

Alcohol is a social drug that affects people in different ways. Heavy drinkers and binge drinkers risk serious alcohol-related harm.

Dementia Auckland supports people with dementia and their family/whanau through a range of free support services across the greater Auckland region.

East Care is a accident and medical centre which operates 7am - 11pm, 7 days a week for patients requiring urgent care (for emergencies, dial 111) in the East Auckland area. 

Healthpoint provides up-to-date information about healthcare providers, referral expectations, services offered and common treatments.

HPA leads and delivers innovative, high-quality and cost-effective programmes to help with alcohol, immunisation, gambling harm, nutrition, physical activity, mental health, skin cancer protection, tobacco control and more.

is a nationwide organisation based providing New Zealanders with independent, factual information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the benefits and risks of immunisation. We also provide training for health professionals, national immunisation coordination and policy advice and research.

Keeping active locally. Please note that this is not an inclusive list, just one to get you started. 

Providing information to the public, and to help employers and nurses find guidelines, resources and publications relating to nursing practice, the code of conduct and annual practising certificates. 

Parkinson's New Zealand provides support, education and information for the New Zealanders living with Parkinson's, their families, carers and health professionals.

East Health Trust PHO recommends the following health services as part of good healthcare in New Zealand.

Aotearoa's largest national provider of sexual and reproductive health services.

Providing Ambulance Services throughout New Zealand will always be a core activity for St John, however we’re also playing an increasing role in meeting the broader health needs of New Zealand communities.

Virtually as good as a retirement village. As you get older, it’s vital to stay connected to your community and sometimes, to have a little support from others as well. 

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