Health events in your life

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»

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. Experiencing depression is... read more about Depression: You don’t have to tough it out»

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»

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»

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»

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»

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»

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 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 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?»

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?»

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»

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»

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»

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»

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…»

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 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»

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»

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 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 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?»

Where to find support

The events in Christchurch on Friday 15 March 2019 are so distressing. If you or someone you know needs mental... read more about Where to find support»

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»

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»

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Page last updated: 18 March 2019

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