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General health
Health Navigator – Useful general health website
Healthline – Useful general health website

Healthy lifestyle
Healthy lifestyle – some resources and links to help make healthy choices easier
Reducing carbohydrates in your diet
Help with weight loss – offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating
Effects of Alcohol – The harmful effects of alcohol on your body
Smoking – advice on how to quit
Fitness 101: The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Exercise
Physical Activity Guidelines for Children and Young People
Eat, move live – Here you will find fast, easy and low-cost recipes and tips. As well as fun and low-cost ideas to get kids moving

Mental health
Black Dog Institute –  a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder – help with depression for the whole family
Mood Gym – learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression
Calm – Useful downloads to help with managing stress, increasing mental resilience, maintaining / building healthy relationships and finding meaning in life
Self – help leaflets for common psychosocial conditions, e.g.  depression/ anxiety/ stress/ self-harm/eating disorder/sleep problems/ OCD/ PTSD/anger/ domestic violence/alcohol abuse/bereavement:
Mother’s helpers – support for women with post-natal depression
Anxiety phone line – 0800 269 4389 (0800 ANXIETY)
Depression Helpline 0800 111 757
What’s Up – 0800 942 8787 (for 5–18 year olds). Phone counselling is available Monday to Friday, midday–11pm and weekends, 3pm–11pm. Online chat is available 7pm–10pm daily.
SPARX– On Line CBT for young people  – set up as a computer game.
Piki – Piki’s vision is to enhance young people’s quality of life by equipping them with tools to overcome adversity and strengthen their wellbeing.

Skin Care
Melanoma Network NZ – committed to reducing the incidence and impact of melanoma in New Zealand
Dermnet NZ Authoritative information about the skin – A-Z topics
Scan Your Skin – How to check for Skin Cancer
How to spot a Melanoma – video
How to get right Sun Protection – video
Are you at risk – how to determine your skin type and protet yourself
Sunsmart website

Advice for Parents and Children’s Caregivers
Beehealthy  – children’s oral healthcare advice
Kiwi Families – advice for parents
Kids Health – reliable information about children’s health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whanau
Birthright – providing practical and emotional support for single parents
Greenstone Doors – a positive experience for people in all matters connected with pregnancy
Mother’s helpers – support for women with post-natal depression
Parent Help – 0800 568 856 –  advice and practical strategies on all parenting concerns. Anonymous, non-judgemental and confidential.
Purple crying – understanding your baby’s crying

Women’s health
Cervical and breast screening

Diabetes – Diabetes New Zealand is a national charity in New Zealand representing and supporting people affected by diabetes
Diabetes – Online help and information

Other conditions
Heart Foundation – helping people affected by heart disease
Skylight – supporting people facing any kind of tough life situation of change, loss, trauma or grief
Travel Advice – offers travel health information for people travelling abroad (UK based)
Chronic pain and fatigue syndromes – Management of chronic pain and fatigue
Functional and dissociative neurological symptoms – A guide to neurological symptoms, such as weakness, numbness, fatigue, blackouts and sleep problems.
Insomnia– Help and advice
Meditation for sleep download
Advance Care Planning
Elderly people and their carers
Seniorline – 0800 725 463 A free information service for older people

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