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Health Passport

A Health Passport is a booklet that you can carry with you when attending hospital appointments or meeting with other providers of health and disability services. It contains information about how you want people to communicate with you and support you. The Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) is working with District Health Boards (DHBs) throughout New Zealand to introduce the Health Passport into our hospitals.


Funded Family Care: How it works

If you support a disabled person aged 18 to 65 and have been assessed as being eligible for the Funded Family Care payment, here is how it works!


Booklet: Delirium – Information For Patients, Families, and Friends

This booklet produced by the Waitemata DHB provides information to family, whanau, and visitors of people with delirium. 

Delirium, or acute confusion, can be alarming for the sufferer and family providing support. It is hoped this booklet will provide helpful information to allow people to better understand the condition.

Some of the topics covered are:

  • About delirium

  • What causes delirium?

  • What should you look out for?


Hearing Voices: Information for Voice Hearers and their Supporters

Hearing voices is more common than people think; it is in fact a normal but unusual experience. However, it can be a frightening experience for both the hearer and family and friends who support them. 


Emotional Self-Help Toolkit

BelieveInYourselfA free online self-guided programme for becoming a healthier, happier you! 

Stress or mood swings rock everyone's balance from time to time. However, when too much stress, anxiety, depression, or worry interferes with your health, career or personal relationships, it’s time to make a change.


Diabetes NZ: Pamphlets, Booklets, Support + Advice

Diabetes Disaster KitCarers NZ surveys indicate that many of New Zealand's family carers have diabetes, or support someone who do.


Stroke Foundation Information for Carers

Intimacy After StrokeDownload helpful booklets and pamphlets at the Stroke Foundation website, and learn about support options near where you live.


CCS Disability Action: Working with Health Professionals

CCSDisabilityActionLogoWhen your child is diagnosed with a disability you may feel overwhelmed by the huge amount of information, or the words your doctor or specialist uses may be confusing. 


IHC Advocacy Toolkit

IHC Advocacy Toolkit

IHC's free Avocacy Toolkit has important and useful information for parents/family/whanau of children with an intellectual disability, self advocates with disabilities, and disability support agencies.


How Carers NZ can help

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