Healthy Living

Alcohol is a social drug that affects people in different ways. Heavy drinkers and binge drinkers risk serious alcohol-related harm. For many adults, a drink after work, or with family and friends, is just part of socialising and relaxing. For others, one drink is never enough. More information
Bullying behaviour is serious and complex. It is a form of aggressive behaviour and can take many forms, including physical, verbal or social bullying. It can take place in the physical or online world, and causes damage and harm. Verbal and social bullying can be as harmful as physical bullying. More information
People use the word depression in different ways. Having the blues is something we all experience from time to time and often normal reaction to the stress of our everyday lives, but for people with depression, this feeling persists over weeks to months. More information
Any behaviour that makes someone else feel controlled and fearful is never OK. Everyone in a family or in a relationship should feel safe and nurtured. A healthy relationship is supportive, trusting and warm but in some relationships, one person uses power and fear to control the other. More information
Being a parent is one of the most important and challenging things you can do. Helping guide your children to become healthy, happy, responsible and caring adults takes effort and focus.Check out the links below for info about how you can help your children to be the healthiest they can. More information
The National Immunisation Register (NIR) is a computerised information system developed to hold immunisation details of New Zealand children. This assists in improving immunisation rates, individual protection against vaccine-preventable diseases and protection for the community against recurring epidemics. More information
We all experience ups and downs in our mental health - at times we may feel really down and low, other times we may feel happy and balanced. A mental illness is when ongoing signs and symptoms cause frequent stress and affect your ability to function. More information
What and how much you eat and drink, and being physically active are important for your health. More information
There are so many good reasons to keep your and your whānau’s teeth and gums healthy. Everyone wants that sparkling smile, to be able to chew for good nutrition, and to avoid toothaches and discomfort. More information
Everyone needs to be active and eat well to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It increases your quality of life and your sense of wellbeing. Being physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health – no matter how old you are. More information