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Having Suicidal Thoughts

Information for family, whanau, friends, and support networks. If you or someone you support has suicidal thoughts, click here  to download the helpful information booklet Having Suicidal Thoughts. Prepared by skylight…

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Guidelines on Physical Activity for Older People

The Ministry of Health’s Guidelines on Physical Activity for Older People.

Designed to help New Zealanders aged 65 years and over live longer and healthier lives.

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Health Genealogy

We often look at a newborn baby and marvel at how he has his grandmother’s eyes or her father’s chin, but we don’t typically wonder what else may have been…

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CaringBridge: Bringing People Together During Any Health Event

CaringBridge is a free service friends, whānau, and family can use to stay in close touch during any type of health event. Carers NZ likes this wonderful online service! Check…

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Wellbeing: Valuing Yourself + Your Caring Role

For anyone in a long-term supporting role, it is crucial to find ways to recognise and value what you are doing, rather than seeing only what cannot be achieved. Direct…

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Wellbeing: Managing Fear and Worry

Worry when you have to … relax when you don’t! Here are ideas to help you manage your worries and fears. Fears and worries are normal.They serve a purpose in…

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Travel Advice: Happy Trails

Plan well, book early, and have a great time! There is absolutely no reason why people with health or disability needs and their families can’t travel safely, and have fantastic…

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Advice: Communicating With Medical Professionals

Family carers have regular contact with GPs and many other health professionals, government agencies, and support organisations. Being able to communicate well with a wide range of professionals is an…

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