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February 2022

This month's topics in focus

How to use a pulse oximeter

A pulse oximeter is a small device that fits on your finger and quickly and easily checks your oxygen levels and heart rate. This video explains how to use one, what the numbers mean and when you should seek medical advice. Watch the video.

How to isolate (taratahi) at home

If you've been told you're COVID-19 positive, it's important that you isolate (taratahi) at home. This short video outlines what steps to take and how to isolate. Watch the video.

Managing your COVID-19 symptoms

This video offers a simple summary of the key things you can do to manage your COVID-19 symptoms. Watch the video.

When to seek help for your COVID-19 symptoms

This video explains how to monitor your COVID-19 symptoms and when you should seek medical advice. Watch the video.

Top tips for wellbeing

How to make new habits stick

Making a New Year’s resolution or new habit stick can sometimes be challenging and it’s tempting to throw the towel in at the slightest setback. To help make your new habits stick, read our ten top tips.

Staying safe in the water this summer

Drowning is the third highest cause of accidental death in Aotearoa New Zealand, so it’s important to follow safety rules when you go in or near the water. Read our top tips for staying safe in the water this summer.

Understanding medicines

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in children 5 years and over

Tamariki aged 5–11 years can now be vaccinated against COVID-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand. Find answers to common questions about the COVID vaccine in children.

There's an app for that

Whitu 7 Ways in 7 Days

A New Zealand-based app for young people (aged 16-25) who feel over-whelmed or stressed in their current situation. The app offers strategies to reduce anxiety and improve well-being, including how to deal with COVID-19. Find out more.

Recipe of the month

Grilled beef kofta

This healthy mince recipe will be a hit with adults and kids alike. Eat them with pita bread or on rice with a salad. Read more.

Support near you

Find a support group or service

No matter what health concern you are facing, support from others who know what you are going through can be very helpful. Here you can find links to some of the organisations offering support within New Zealand. Read more
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