Barbara Tane, left, and Te Rōpu Wāhine Māori Toko i te Ora branch president Melodie Hamon at the White Ribbon Day in Te Awamutu
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Getting active and meeting people

Encouraging the person you support to get active and take part in recreational activities is not only good for their body, it’s also good for their self-esteem and confidence too — and it can be a great way for them to meet new friends.

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Encouraging kids to get active and make friends

Encouraging your child to get active and take part in recreational activities is not only good for their body, it’s also good for their self-esteem and confidence too — and it can be a great way for them to meet new friends.

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National support organisations

National support organisations offer a range of services and advice, including information packs, phone and online help services and advocacy. Here’s a list of some key organisations that might be able to help you.

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Managing healthy relationships

Developing good relationships is important for our wellbeing. On this page you’ll find links to resources to help manage good relationships, and where to find support if you experience unhealthy or abusive relationships.

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Accessing healthcare in New Zealand

It’s important that everyone has access to their doctor when they need to. Regular check-ups and keeping up to date with medication may mean health problems or complications are avoided.

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Supporting your teen’s mental wellbeing

The teen years can be a real rollercoaster of highs and lows. And as a parent, it’s not always easy to know what’s happening in your teenager’s life. We’ve put together a few places you can go to get information about supporting your teen.

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