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June 2022

This month's topics in focus

Eat well for less as inflation soars

It’s getting harder than ever to stretch the food dollar further and eat well for less. But with a little planning and some lateral thinking, it’s possible to eat healthy food on a budget. Read our top tips.

Cooler days and longer nights got you down?

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs over autumn and winter. It's normal to feel less energetic and to eat and sleep a little more over winter, but if your mood or habits change a lot, you may have SAD. Read more.

Isolating for older or disabled people

Find out about the steps to take and how to find extra assistance if you are older or have a disability and someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19. Watch the video.

Health information videos in NZSL

Check out these health information videos in New Zealand Sign Language. The 42 videos cover a range of topics – vaccines, chest pain, stroke, diabetes and more. Watch now.

Understanding medicines

COVID-19 medicine factsheets

Health Navigator NZ have recently developed 2 factsheets for medicines used to treat people with moderate COVID-19 infections:   Available in English, Te Reo Māori, Samoan, Tongan, Chinese (simplified) and Cook Islands Māori.

Top tips for wellbeing

Caring for your newborn – help for stressed-out parents

Caring for your pepi is one of the most rewarding but challenging things you’ll ever do. For practical strategies that can help you handle the big, new changes in your life, read our top tips.

Work with us

Work with us

Health Navigator Charitable Trust is expanding and we have several exciting roles, from community engagement, to project coordinator superstar and medical writer. If you're keen to help improve health and wellbeing across Aotearoa, we want to hear from you. Find out more or apply now.

Website survey prize winners

Congratulations to the winners of our website survey prize draw, who have each won a $50 Prezzy card: 
  • R Aupouri from Dannevirke
  • J Hansen from Christchurch
  • S Hart from Central Otago
  • B Speechly from Wellington

Calling all rangatahi!

Health Navigator NZ are running a survey of rangatahi (youth) 13‒25 years old living in Aotearoa New Zealand and need your help! 

Te Wero is seeking rangatahi to develop and release a digital platform that signposts health and hauora support and resources. There are lots of great prizes up for grabs for those who complete the survey. Find out more or start the survey.

There's an app for that

How to eat out and avoid gluten

For coeliac awareness week (6-12 June) our app of the month educates people on how to eat out and avoid gluten – at cafés and restaurants, or in social situations with friends and whānau. Find out more.

Recipe of the month

Carrot muffins

Here's a delicious and healthier muffin recipe from the Heart Foundation, made with carrots. Perfect for school or work lunch boxes. Read the recipe.
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