Keep cool and hydrated to beat the heat

Temperatures are set to soar as children return to school, prompting a warning from Community and Public Health to keep cool and stay hydrated. Weather forecasters are predicting a run of hot days, peaking on Tuesday (30th) and Wednesday (31st) with forecast highs of 32 in Christchurch. Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey says older […]

Kindness outbreak encouraged in Canterbury

Cantabrians are being encouraged to draw on their biggest strength to create an epidemic of kindness this Christmas. The All Right? team have created 24 compliment cards that can be shared as gifs in an online advent calendar or passed on as cards. All Right? manager Sue Turner says the compliments are free, easy to give, […]

Five Ways to Wellbeing during the holiday season

The holidays can be a time for family and celebrations – but it can also be a time when many people feel stressed and blue. This year has been a tough one for many, so here are a few tips on how to support your wellbeing this season. Wishing you a safe and naturally enjoyable holiday […]

National Safe Sleep Day

National Safe Sleep Day (Te Rā Mokopuna) on 1st December is an event which empowers our communities and organisations across Aotearoa to promote safe sleeping practices for our tamariki mokopuna. SUDI (Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy) is a term which refers to the unexpected death of an infant through unintentional suffocation and previously unidentified illnesses in […]

Switch to Water Challenge: Kick start a healthy summer

The Switch to Water challenge is all about switching your sugary drinks to water for 30 days. Yes, it is as simple as that! This challenge helps you to set a realistic goal to reduce the amount of sugar you consume. The aim of this challenge is to build better habits, with water becoming your […]

November is Diabetes Action Month

More than 257,000 New Zealanders now live with diabetes. Also a significant number of people in New Zealand now have pre-diabetes. Every day 50 more people are diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes is diagnosed when a person has too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. This happens because the pancreas cannot make enough insulin to keep blood […]

Stay safe and stay informed during Get Ready Week

Get Ready Week will be held from Monday 9th to Sunday 15th October 2017. Emergencies can happen anywhere, any time, and without warning. Make sure you and the people you care about are ready to get through by knowing the different ways to stay informed: which radio stations to listen to, which website to visit or […]

Nature is key during Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week will be held from Monday 9th to Sunday 15th October 2017. The theme of Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 is Nature is Key: Unlock your wellbeing. There are simple things we can all do that will make a huge difference to the mental health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders. Research has shown […]

Start a conversation and check in this Suicide Prevention Day (10th September)

Suicide is a serious concern for New Zealand communities. Around 500 New Zealanders die each year by suicide, with many more attempting suicide. This has a tragic impact on the lives of many others – families, whānau, friends and workmates, communities and society as a whole. Most people who attempt suicide don’t want to die […]

Give generously on Daffodil Day

The daffodil is one of the first flowers of spring, whose bright yellow blooms remind us of the joys the new season will bring. It represents hope for the 1 in 3 New Zealanders affected by cancer. Daffodil Day (Friday 25th August 2017) is a major funding source for the Cancer Society, as well as an […]

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