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 supporting a happy and healthy individual. You need to make sure you and the person you support eat well. It’s also important that the person you support has the opportunity to get active and enjoy social activities. And you’ll want to help them to 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.


My Ears Are Ringing!

What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is the medical term for a ringing or other discernible noise in the ears. The sound can be different for each person: whistling clicking ringing and many others There is in fact no external sound source, making the condition very frustrating, often impacting an individual’s ability to hear external sounds. What…

Life Fit meeting the needs of young people with disabilities

A community-based programme run by Life Unlimited in Hamilton seems to be ticking all the right boxes for its participants, says Idea Services team leader Sarah Edworthy. Life Fit is a fitness, exercise and health programme open to anyone but which also supports people aged 15 plus who have an intellectual disability and/or mental illness.…