Take time out during Gambling Harm Awareness Week

Gambling is meant to be fun and social, but it can easily become a problem. Gambling harm can escalate quickly, damaging relationships, whānau, finances and hopes for the future. It is important to recognise when gambling is no longer just for fun and may be starting to cause harm. There are some things we can […]

Health advice for anyone coming down with winter bugs

It’s important to seek health advice sooner rather than later if you’re feeling under the weather – don’t wait for things to get worse. That’s one of the messages from Canterbury DHB Chief Medical Officer Dr Sue Nightingale with winter bugs doing the rounds. Health advice comes in many forms, and there are a number of […]

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 31st August 2018) is a major funding source for the Cancer Society, as well as an […]

Celebrating breastfeeding during World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week (1st to 7th August 2018) is about celebrating how breastfeeding is the foundation of lifelong good health for babies and mothers – in a world filled with inequality, crises and poverty. Breastfeeding prevents hunger and malnutrition in all its forms and ensures food security for babies, even in times of crisis. Breastfeeding is […]

June 20th is World Refugee Day

Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres states “Our duty to the people we serve is to work together to move from fear of each other to trust in each other. Diversity in all its forms is an asset, not a threat.” So let us recall our common humanity on World Refugee Day, celebrate […]

Throw of the dice favours wellbeing

Roll for a feel-good suggestion, such as enjoying the outdoors or making community connections. Downtime dice are a new well-being tool from All Right? that encourages Cantabrians to enjoy some “guilt-free downtime”. Free downtime dice were available for a limited time only. You can now only purchase a dice for $10 each. All Right? manager Sue Turner underlines […]

It’s about your whānau this World Smokefree Day

World Smokefree Day (31st May) is about celebrating and working towards smokefree/auahi kore lives for New Zealanders. The theme for WSFD is ‘It’s about whānau.’ The majority of New Zealanders are smokefree, and having smokefree whānau, whare, workplaces and public spaces is worth celebrating! Tihei manawa ora! Sneeze, the breath of life! Nearly 84 percent of New […]

Help young people be who they want to be during Youth Week

Youth Week is a nationwide festival of events organised by young New Zealanders to celebrate the talents, passion and success of local young people. Youth Week recognises the amazing contributions and achievements of young people in New Zealand. The week also recognises the youth workers, youth service providers and others working with and for young […]

Learn about the importance of immunisation across the lifespan

Immunisation Week (30th April to 6th May 2018) is about raising awareness about the importance of immunisation to protect against serious illnesses. The focus for 2018 is promoting immunisations to older people (such as influenza, shingles, diphtheria and tetanus) and encouraging immunisation across the lifespan. Here are the key messages this Immunisation Week: The protection from earlier immunisations can […]

Fight the Bite: New campaign to fight mosquito-borne diseases

Fight the bite – day and night. That’s the message the Ministry of Health is promoting to raise more awareness of the diseases mosquitoes in some countries can carry. The new social media and online campaign has been prompted by recent outbreaks of dengue in parts of the Pacific and an increased number of dengue cases recorded […]

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