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ACC is there to help. Find out how

ACC's National Serious Injury Service specialises in helping people return to their everyday lives after serious... read more about ACC is there to help. Find out how»

Add five ways to wellbeing into your day

​Whether the going is good or times are tough, research has shown that five key actions can make a real difference to... read more about Add five ways to wellbeing into your day»

Advice for smokers who don’t want to harm their children

Children with parents who smoke are much more likely to get sick, be admitted to hospital, and start smoking when they... read more about Advice for smokers who don’t want to harm their children»

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Are your medicines right for you? How to find out

When taken correctly with regular reviews by your doctor, medications can improve your health and prolong your life.... read more about Are your medicines right for you? How to find out»

Asthma in children

Children with asthma can usually exercise and do the same things their friends do, as long as you manage the condition... read more about Asthma in children»

Be the best motorcyclist you can be

Ride Forever is a great resource for motorcyclists. It has valuable information for beginners and veterans about... read more about Be the best motorcyclist you can be»

Being healthy from birth through the teen years

Kidshealth has heaps of articles and resources on all sorts of children’s health topics, including (but not limited... read more about Being healthy from birth through the teen years»

Care around the clock

Make your GP team your first call 24/7. Unless it’s an emergency (when you should call 111), always make your general... read more about Care around the clock»

Carers: Where to find more info

Whether you are choosing to become a carer, or have a family member who needs care, there is a lot to think about when... read more about Carers: Where to find more info»

Check out the HealthInfo Canterbury website

HealthInfo Canterbury is an easy-to-use health information website written just for you, the people of Canterbury. You... read more about Check out the HealthInfo Canterbury website»

Community Māori health providers

There are services available to help Māori people with their healthcare. Some services are provided by government... read more about Community Māori health providers»

Community Services Card = cheaper GP fees

Many general practices charge lower fees if you have a Community Services Card (CSC). If you have a CSC, the most you... read more about Community Services Card = cheaper GP fees»

Concussion, or just a whack to the head?

Learn to recognise the signs of concussion and what to do if you or someone else gets an injury to the brain with this... read more about Concussion, or just a whack to the head?»

Condoms? Vasectomy? Options for healthy sex and contraception

There are a few options for men’s contraception and sexual health, including using condoms or getting a vasectomy.... read more about Condoms? Vasectomy? Options for healthy sex and contraception»

Depression: You don’t have to tough it out

Depression and anxiety can happen to anybody, but men are less likely to reach out for help. Experiencing depression is... read more about Depression: You don’t have to tough it out»

Did you know there are Māori health teams in hospital services?

Māori health services are designed to promote health, work with Māori people, and encourage healthcare providers to... read more about Did you know there are Māori health teams in hospital services?»

Do I need braces? And other questions for teenage teeth

If you have crooked teeth, your dentist might recommend orthodontic treatment which can improve how your teeth look and... read more about Do I need braces? And other questions for teenage teeth»

Don’t let injuries ruin your rugby season

There’s nothing worse than copping an injury in an early game and sitting on the sideline for the rest of the season.... read more about Don’t let injuries ruin your rugby season»

Eight of the most common ways kids get injured

Childhood injuries are common. Thankfully most of these are minor. But every year in New Zealand children are badly... read more about Eight of the most common ways kids get injured»

Emergency dental care: Where to go

If you or a family member has a very painful toothache or an injury to your teeth or gums, get help as soon as... read more about Emergency dental care: Where to go»

Everyday activities can be hard. Here’s how to keep going

Having a health condition or injury might seem limiting, but it doesn't mean you have to stop doing all the things you... read more about Everyday activities can be hard. Here’s how to keep going»

Fatigue: It’s not just ‘being tired at work’

Fatigue is a real issue in industries that rely on workers being mentally and physically alert. Fatigue reduces a... read more about Fatigue: It’s not just ‘being tired at work’»

Find a Well Child Tamariki Ora provider in Canterbury

The Well Child Tamariki Ora programme is a series of health visits and support that are free to all families for... read more about Find a Well Child Tamariki Ora provider in Canterbury»

Find support to stay healthy and live comfortably

The Ministry of Health and district health boards fund several services for older people to help support you as you... read more about Find support to stay healthy and live comfortably»

Five steps to protect your child’s smile

Looking after your child’s baby teeth can help ensure their adult teeth come through healthy and strong. The Ministry... read more about Five steps to protect your child’s smile»

Free hearing checks

The Ministry of Health funds free hearing checks for children. If your child has a hearing loss, finding it early is... read more about Free hearing checks»

Fussy kids? Here’s how to get them eating

As the saying goes, you can sit a child at the table, but you can’t force them to eat. But you can encourage fussy or... read more about Fussy kids? Here’s how to get them eating»

Get a great night’s sleep, here’s how…

We’ve got some tips to help you get a good, refreshing night’s sleep as often as you can. Good sleep habits will... read more about Get a great night’s sleep, here’s how…»

Get free dentist visits while you can

Dental care is free up until you turn 18, so get it while you still can! The Community Dental Service provides free... read more about Get free dentist visits while you can»

Get help paying for residential care: Here’s how

People who require long-term supported accommodation due to an illness or a disability may be entitled to a subsidy.... read more about Get help paying for residential care: Here’s how»

Get on your bike and ride

It’s not a bicycle race! It’s just a fun, healthy and fast way to get around. Riding your bike to work, school, or... read more about Get on your bike and ride»

Getting funding for disability and injury equipment

The right equipment can help you do things in your own home, use the bathroom, and move around in your community. But... read more about Getting funding for disability and injury equipment»

Good-looking smiles are easy

This Healthy Smiles video will show you some easy ways to keep your teeth healthy and looking good. Good oral health is... read more about Good-looking smiles are easy»

Has someone close to you been seriously injured?

ACC has web-based resources and free DVDs to help partners, parents, and caregivers of people who are seriously injured... read more about Has someone close to you been seriously injured?»

Help for children whose parents have a mental illness or addiction

There are people and organisations that can help you. If you, or a child you know, needs help to cope with a family... read more about Help for children whose parents have a mental illness or addiction»

Help your children get a good night’s sleep. Here’s how

If your child's sleep is disturbed at night, it makes it harder for them to function during the day. It also raises the... read more about Help your children get a good night’s sleep. Here’s how»

Help your older family members stay safe from falls

Live Stronger for Longer research shows people over 65 are very sensitive to being told what to do, and don't want to... read more about Help your older family members stay safe from falls»

Here’s how to get free dentist visits

All kids and teenagers in New Zealand can get free dental care up until their 18th birthday. The Ministry of Health has... read more about Here’s how to get free dentist visits»

How much should you weigh?

How much should I weigh? What should I eat to get to my ideal weight? The answers are different depending on your... read more about How much should you weigh?»

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Page last updated: 7 October 2018

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