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HEALTH PROMOTION SERVICE

The Health Promotion service aims to create an increased awareness of healthy lifestyle choices and increased wellbeing which will contribute towards improved self-care of individuals and whanau to manage and improve their health.  The core focus is on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Smoke Cessation.

SERVICES WE PROVIDE

We deliver FREE programmes to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and whanau (including local schools, Nga Kohanga Reo and Early Childhood Education Centres) by encouraging and supporting them to:

  • Increase knowledge and awareness in making healthy food choices
  • Increase knowledge of how to grow, gather and prepare healthy kai – Mahinga Kai and Maara Kai
  • Improve knowledge and increase awareness of the benefits of physical activity
  • Develop physical activity/fitness programmes that best suit the needs of the individual/whanau by making use of the natural resources we have throughout the Rohe
  • Quit smoking by increasing knowledge and awareness of the benefits of being smoke free through the provision of Smoke Cessation Programmes and/or Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

INFORMATION AND EDUCATION 

  • Individuals and whanau are provided with free and confidential support, information and education related to nutrition, physical activity and smoke cessation
  • Individuals and whanau are supported to access other Health and Social Services
  • Advice and assistance to develop a plan of care and support based on individual/whanau needs and aspirations


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PERSONAL CONTACT 

We are able to provide support and assistance to you at: 

  • Home 
  • Schools, TKR, ECE 
  • Marae 
  • Rural Hauora
  • Your Workplace
  • Community Events and Venues
  • A place of your choice

 HOW TO ACCESS OUR SERVICES 

Anyone who requires support and assistance to make healthy lifestyle changes can access these services.  

We accept referrals from:

  • Self/Whanau/Friends
  • GP practices
  • Education providers
  • Other services and agencies