We’ve put together some useful websites that we feel may be of benefit to our patients*.
Whether you are after information on local health services, some general lifestyle advice, or looking for somewhere to turn for support, we hope that our links will be of some value. We are always open to suggestions if you feel there is something we could add that would be of interest or benefit to our patients feel free to contact us.
* we cannot endorse services or guarantee accuracy of information on third party websites.
With the huge amount of information available on the internet it can sometimes be difficult to know if you can trust the information.
Health Navigator provides useful health information for New Zealanders. It is written and reviewed by medical writers, consumer health organisations and health professionals.
Patient.co.uk is the UK’s leading independent health site, established for over 15 years. With more than 16 million visits a month, it is a trusted source of information for both patients and health professionals.
The site contains over 4,000 health information leaflets, a wellbeing centre, a free health check and discussion forum.
My Fitness Pal is a diet and fitness community you can join for free. You will have access to tools and support to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
It includes a free online calorie counter and diet plan. It has a range of information including nutrition facts for over two million foods
HPV is thought to be the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world. Most people are infected with HPV at some time in their lives. There are over 100 types of HPV. Some HPV types infect the genital area and may cause warts. Other HPV types may cause abnormal cell changes in the cervix, anus, vulva, throat or penis which can lead to cancer.
The Kaiatawhai service is a navigation and case management service. We can visit whānau/families in their home for consults and assessments to understand the issues, barriers and/or challenges to accessing primary health care services. The service will support whānau to navigate the primary health care pathways so they can access the right service in a timely fashion.
Nelson Marlborough Health’s He Huarahi Matepukupuku project is funded by the Ministry of Health and aims to improve the ‘cancer pathway’ for Maori people in Te Tau Ihu and Te Waipounamu.
SPARX is an online e-therapy tool provided by the University of Auckland, and funded by the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Health Project. SPARX is free in New Zealand. SPARX has been proven to help young people with mild to moderate depression and anxiety. It could help you or people you know.
Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a charity that works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health & wellbeing.