Wellbeing

In this section we look at how to access healthcare services in New Zealand. But, wellbeing depends on much more than just visiting a doctor when sick.

There’s a lot that goes into nurturing a happy and healthy teenager. You need to make sure you and your family are eating well. You’ll also want to encourage your teen to get active and enjoy social activities, and you’ll want to support your teen’s mental wellness when they’re struggling or feeling low.

Because teenagers don’t come with instruction manuals, we’ve got some ideas about where to get parenting information and support, and we have advice about talking with your teen about tricky topics like sex, sexuality, bullying and keeping safe. There are also resources to help your teen develop the skills they need to manage healthy relationships.

This section also recognises that caring for others often starts with caring for yourself. We look at ways you can look after your own mental wellness, and ways you can get time out when you need it.