Young man applying for a library card

Local support organisations and contacts

There is plenty of support and information available at a local level as well. Here are some local organisations and services that will be able to give you support, education and help with advocacy.

Read more
Teens texting each other on mobile phones

Talking about sex and how to stay safe

It’s important to talk with your teen honestly and openly — and without judgement. Good communication with your teen means they’re more likely to come to you when they have any questions or concerns, or if they need help with something.

Read more

Living with Parkinson’s

Did you know there are 10,000 people living with Parkinson’s in New Zealand? There is no cure for Parkinson’s, but the good news is many symptoms associated with the condition can be managed, and assistive products can help with independence.

Read more
Two women sitting in living room talking

Bladder leakage: it’s a wee problem

Many people find urinary incontinence — or loss of bladder control — difficult to talk about. It’s a real pity, because the truth is as many as one in four New Zealanders experience incontinence. So, if you do too, you’re not alone.

Read more

Question Time with Iziyah

Always the joker, Iziyah fields some deep questions with his Mum Dani. He knows he looks a little different but he’d rather you didn’t stare, “just come and say hi!”

Read more

Question Time with Debra

Debra Lampshire describes herself as an ‘explorer of the mind’. She explains how traumatic experiences when she was young inspired her to advocate for more compassion for those living with mental health issues.

Read more

Question Time with Freedom

Freedom tells it like it is with an infectious sense of humour. She’s a farm girl who likes to go fishing and hunting with her cousins, the fact she completely lost her sight age 5 hasn’t stopped her living life to the full.

Read more