Your health

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?»

How to find a doctor for your child

It’s important to enrol your child with a general practice at birth or as soon as possible after that. Being enrolled... read more about How to find a doctor for your child»

How to get a free B4 School Check for your child

The B4 School Check is the final Well Child Tamariki Ora free health and development check for your 4-year-old. During... read more about How to get a free B4 School Check for your child»

How to get back into the community after an illness or injury

It is important to get back into activities with other people after an illness, injury, or surgery – but it can seem... read more about How to get back into the community after an illness or injury»

How to get free dentist visits

All kids in New Zealand get free dental care up until their 18th birthday. Adults can also be eligible for funded... read more about How to get free dentist visits»

How to keep your home warm & dry

A cold, damp home is the last thing you need in the Canterbury winter. And it isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s bad... read more about How to keep your home warm & dry»

How to minimise the frustration of memory loss.

Mild memory loss is very common as people get older. These strategies can help you make changes to your environment... read more about How to minimise the frustration of memory loss.»

How to talk to your kids about puberty

It's important to talk to your children about puberty. Try to start talking to them before signs of puberty develop so... read more about How to talk to your kids about puberty»

Immunisations: Get them now, get them free

Immunisation is the best way to protect yourself and others from infectious diseases. The Ministry of Health funds a... read more about Immunisations: Get them now, get them free»

Is immunisation safe for children?

The evidence is clear: Immunisation is safe. It protects your child from some serious diseases and helps to stop those... read more about Is immunisation safe for children?»

Is sitting at work bad for you?

Well… it can be if you don’t sit in the right posture. But spending a lot of time standing up can also be bad... read more about Is sitting at work bad for you?»

Is your life getting in the way of sleeping?

As a teenager you need more sleep than ever, but you also have to deal with increasing school work, sport, and your own... read more about Is your life getting in the way of sleeping?»

It’s OK to ask for help, so who do you ask?

If it’s an emergency, dial 111 now. There are lots of reasons young people need help or someone to talk to, such as... read more about It’s OK to ask for help, so who do you ask?»

It’s time to go home from hospital. What now?

ACC has information about preparing to return home from hospital, including transport, letting your regular doctor know... read more about It’s time to go home from hospital. What now?»

Keeping active: every bit of movement counts

Keeping active is one of the best things you can do for your health. Being active can reduce your chance of cancer,... read more about Keeping active: every bit of movement counts»

Keeping safe on the road

The number of people dying on our roads is growing. So how can you protect yourself from harm? ACC has some advice and... read more about Keeping safe on the road»

Kids’ health: The first five years

Watch a Ministry of Health video about three whānau with kids under five years old, and find the answers to common... read more about Kids’ health: The first five years»

Learn about palliative care options for you or your loved ones

Palliative care is care for a person of any age who has a life-limiting illness. It isn't only for older people, and it... read more about Learn about palliative care options for you or your loved ones»

Living with disabilities: our stories

Two people with disabilities, Rodney and Ross, share their stories with ACC about having someone help with personal... read more about Living with disabilities: our stories»

Maintain that killer smile

It’s easy to keep your smile looking good. The Ministry of Health has put together some facts and simple tips on how... read more about Maintain that killer smile»

Manly eating: Moving on from steak and two veg

Eating well can help you look better, have more energy at work, perform better at sports, and live longer. Read a... read more about Manly eating: Moving on from steak and two veg»

My child has a serious allergy. What can I do?

Serious allergies can threaten your child’s life. Starting school can be a particularly scary time for a parent,... read more about My child has a serious allergy. What can I do?»

Older people can get depressed too. Find out how to manage it

Depression is not a normal part of ageing and it is not a character weakness. It is a medical illness and there are... read more about Older people can get depressed too. Find out how to manage it»

Persistent and chronic pain: What to do

Persistent pain is pain that continues past the time you were expected to recover from an injury or illness, generally... read more about Persistent and chronic pain: What to do»

Pregnant women can be more vulnerable to gum disease. Find out how to prevent it

You need to take extra care of your teeth at times when you mature and change, for example, puberty or menopause, and... read more about Pregnant women can be more vulnerable to gum disease. Find out how to prevent it»

Preventing legionnaires’ disease – advice for gardeners

Legionnaires’ disease is a form of pneumonia. It’s caused by bacteria called legionella that lives in moist... read more about Preventing legionnaires’ disease – advice for gardeners»

Real stories: Rebuilding after an injury

Three people – Simone, Tracey, and Ross – talk to ACC about rebuilding their lives, working, and driving after... read more about Real stories: Rebuilding after an injury»

Reduce your cancer risk

There are some simple things you can do to reduce your chances of getting the Big C. It’s up to you how many of these... read more about Reduce your cancer risk»

Renewing prescriptions

To renew a prescription, you usually need an appointment at your health clinic to review your health and check how your... read more about Renewing prescriptions»

Rest homes & retirement villages: make an informed choice

If you or a family member is thinking about going into a rest home or hospital care, you may be eligible for government... read more about Rest homes & retirement villages: make an informed choice»

Retrain your bladder

Many men have trouble peeing, or trouble stopping peeing. If you have urinary symptoms, you can get help. It is... read more about Retrain your bladder»

Serious injuries and disabilities

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides support and services to people with lasting impairments after... read more about Serious injuries and disabilities»

So you want to be a caregiver…

Providing personal care to someone can make a huge difference in their life. It is also a big responsibility for you.... read more about So you want to be a caregiver…»

Social work services for women’s health

Christchurch Women's Hospital has social workers who can give you support and information. They can do this before,... read more about Social work services for women’s health»

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Page last updated: 7 October 2018

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