Everyday health tips

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 do the same things their friends do, as long as you manage the condition properly.... read more about Asthma in children»

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»

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»

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. Healthinfo has a... read more about Depression: You don’t have to tough it out»

Do I need braces? And other questions for teenage teeth

Find out more information from Healthy Smiles about crooked teeth, tooth whitening, tongue piercings, smoking,... read more about Do I need braces? And other questions for teenage teeth»

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»

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

It can often be good for you, both physically and psychologically, to keep doing everyday activities. These tips may... 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’»

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»

Get free dentist visits while you can

Dental care is free up until you turn 18, so get it while you still can! Find out what free care you are eligible for... read more about Get free dentist visits while you can»

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»

How do you keep kids healthy?

Watch a Ministry of Health video about three whānau with kids under five years old, and find the answers to common... read more about How do you keep kids healthy?»

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. The Ministry... read more about How to find a doctor 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 minimise the frustration of memory loss.

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

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Page last updated: 5 November 2018

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