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This month's topics in focus

Health care during lockdown

 
Healthcare services in Aotearoa New Zealand are still available at all alert levels, but they operate differently at each level. Read about the options available during this time.

Taking care of yourself and your whānau during lockdown

 
Staying at home helps keep you, your whānau and community safer by stopping the spread of COVID-19. However, it does create other challenges. Check out our range of resources to help look after yourself and each other during this time.

Get your COVID-19 vaccination

 
From 1 September, bookings are open for everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand aged 12 and over. Find out how to make your COVID-19 vaccination booking.

Five symptoms men shouldn’t ignore

 
Early diagnosis can lead to better treatment outcomes for many health conditions. Here are life-saving tips and warnings.

Wound care

 
Proper wound care is crucial in preventing further infections. Here are things you can do to help your wound heal well.

Top tips for wellbeing

Easy mood busters

We all go through mood ups and downs. Sometimes we need a ‘quick fix’ to help transition from a low mood to a good mood. Learn how to activate your ‘happy hormones’.

A step-by-step guide to walking

Not only is walking ideal for all ages and fitness levels, it’s free to do and offers lots of health benefits. Find out about the wonderful benefits of this fun activity that you can do even in lockdown.

Understanding medicines

Migraine medicines

 
Migraine causes severe headaches that are usually on one side of your head and can make you sensitive to light and noise. Check out the treatment options to help ease this disabling condition.

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

 
The Pfizer vaccine is the vaccine being used in Aotearoa New Zealand to prevent COVID-19. Read helpful answers to frequently asked questions about this vaccine.

There's an app for that

Aotearoa New Zealand mental health and wellbeing apps

 
Mental health and wellbeing are not to be taken for granted. Help keep yourself and your loved ones mentally healthy with these handy apps developed for New Zealanders.

Video of the month

How to use patient portals

 
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to use patient portals. You can use a patient portal to book appointments online, see your test results, order repeat medicines, send messages to your doctor or nurse, and much more.

Recipe corner

Lentil and vegetable soup

 
This soup is tasty, hearty and versatile. Use what vegetables you have on hand and freeze leftovers for weekday lunches.

Support near you

Mental health services for young people

 
Find support for teenagers and young adults through the extra challenges of those years with these tips, helplines and online resources.
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