Your health

SportSmart training tips

Get training tips, learn how to recognise concussion, and learn about the skills to play rugby, league, netball and... read more about SportSmart training tips»

Stress is very common. Here’s how to limit it

Throughout life good and bad things happen. It is normal to feel overwhelmed or stressed when changes are happening in... read more about Stress is very common. Here’s how to limit it»

Support and services for older people in Canterbury

There are a lot of services and support available for older people with different needs. The Needs Assessment Service... read more about Support and services for older people in Canterbury»

The 11+ football warm up

Fit4Football recommends all players and referees follow the 11+ warm up three times a week: twice at training and once... read more about The 11+ football warm up»

The most important health services for you and your child

You and your child will need lots of help and support in the first few years. Find out about health services for your... read more about The most important health services for you and your child»

The no.1 cause of injury in rugby

About 250 tackles are made in an average game – that’s 250 chances of injury in 80 minutes. Learn about safe... read more about The no.1 cause of injury in rugby»

The truth about fizzy drinks

Excessive sugar is one of the biggest risks to our health, and fizzy drinks are jam-packed with the stuff. Find out... read more about The truth about fizzy drinks»

These services are here to help with your pregnancy

From finding out if you're pregnant, right through until the maternity services after the birth, there are people to... read more about These services are here to help with your pregnancy»

This is the most common injury for people 65 years and older

Falls are the most common cause of injury for people 65 years or older, and falls make up two thirds of all ACC claims... read more about This is the most common injury for people 65 years and older»

This one simple thing will help you live longer, happier, and healthier

Staying active is one of the best things you can do for your health and wellbeing. Even if you are getting older, or... read more about This one simple thing will help you live longer, happier, and healthier»

Top tips to avoid winter illnesses

When warmth wanes, why whine, when we have ways to win with winter wellness? Find out which illnesses are more common... read more about Top tips to avoid winter illnesses»

Wait, kids need MORE exercise than adults?

Yes. Physical activity is an essential part of life for all children and young people. Children usually want to play... read more about Wait, kids need MORE exercise than adults?»

Want to be smokefree?

Different strategies work best for different people, but stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do for your... read more about Want to be smokefree?»

Warm up plans for rugby players

ACC RugbySmart’s “Warm up, strength & conditioning” programmes are designed to reduce injuries among male and... read more about Warm up plans for rugby players»

What do you want to achieve? A guide to setting rehabilitation goals

People who set goals generally do better in their rehabilitation than people who don't set goals. Goals can be as... read more about What do you want to achieve? A guide to setting rehabilitation goals»

What is ergonomics, and why is your office chair uncomfortable?

Ergonomics in the workplace is how your equipment is designed and placed to be comfortable for your body and prevent... read more about What is ergonomics, and why is your office chair uncomfortable?»

What is Well Child Tamariki Ora?

Well Child Tamariki Ora is a free programme providing a series of free health visits and support for families with... read more about What is Well Child Tamariki Ora?»

What to do when your child is being bullied

Bullying happens in all age groups, but it is not a normal part of growing up. You should feel safe at school, at home,... read more about What to do when your child is being bullied»

What’s a Health Passport and where can I get one? Find out here

A Health Passport is a booklet you can carry with you when you go to hospital or when you use other health and... read more about What’s a Health Passport and where can I get one? Find out here»

What’s the difference between osteoarthritis and arthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis caused by natural wear and tear to the cartilage and joints over time. It can... read more about What’s the difference between osteoarthritis and arthritis?»

When collecting becomes hoarding. Is it a problem?

For some people, collecting things grows out of control. Their homes become cluttered, often causing a fire or health... read more about When collecting becomes hoarding. Is it a problem?»

Where to find a midwife

During your pregnancy you will usually have an ongoing relationship with a midwife, who will likely work with you from... read more about Where to find a midwife»

Where to find support after a traumatic event

If you or someone you know needs mental wellbeing support or advice: Call or text 1737 to speak with a trained... read more about Where to find support after a traumatic event»

Where to get help starting or returning to work

ACC can help you (and in some cases your whānau) with your transport needs that are a direct result of your injury.... read more about Where to get help starting or returning to work»

Where to play touch rugby

Touch rugby is fun for everybody regardless of age or experience. There are competitions for children, men, women, and... read more about Where to play touch rugby»

Work outdoors? Keep yourself safe from solar radiation

Radiation from the sun is like any other workplace hazard: it needs to be minimised to reduce risk. Worksafe has some... read more about Work outdoors? Keep yourself safe from solar radiation»

Work shouldn’t make you sick. Learn about workplace wellness here

Whether your work has you walking around, sitting in an office, or doing physical labour, you need to look after... read more about Work shouldn’t make you sick. Learn about workplace wellness here»

You can choose how you want to be treated at the end of your life. Here’s how

We all have individual ideas and beliefs about how we want to be treated at the end of our life. Talking about what you... read more about You can choose how you want to be treated at the end of your life. Here’s how»

Zero doctor fees for under-14s

All children under 14 years old can get free doctors’ visits and cheaper or free prescriptions. To take advantage of... read more about Zero doctor fees for under-14s»

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Page last updated: 7 October 2018

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