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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Parenting

Parenting can be both a joy and a challenge. Thankfully there’s lots of great advice out there — the trick is finding the right information and advice to suit your family’s needs and your parenting style.

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Accessing healthcare in New Zealand

It’s important that everyone visits their doctor when they need to. Regular check-ups may mean health problems are caught earlier and treated more quickly. Learn about how young people can access healthcare in New Zealand.

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Looking after your mental wellbeing

We need to do more than just eat well and exercise to maintain good health. If you’re caring for a person with a disability, it’s important that you take care of yourself. That way you’ll be better able to cope with all the little stresses that everyday life throws at you.

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Supporting your child’s mental wellbeing

It’s tough being a kid. And as a parent, it’s not always easy to know what’s happening in their life. If you’re concerned about your child, we’ve put together a few resources where you can get information and support for your child.

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Eating well

It’s important to eat well to maintain physical and mental wellbeing. So, if you’re finding it difficult to make your own, healthy meals at home, take at look at some of the places you can get support.

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Accessing healthcare

It’s important to see your doctor when you need to. Regular check-ups and keeping up to date with your medication may mean you’ll avoid health problems and complications.

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Get out, get active, meet friends

Getting active and taking part in sport or other recreational activities is not only good for your body, it’s also good for your mental wellbeing too — and it can be a great way of meeting new friends who share similar interests.

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Living at home with your family/whānau

Living at home with your family can be a good option for people with disabilities. The advantages are that you are able to enjoy a stable, familiar home environment with the people you care about – and who care about you. If living at home is a good option for you, then find out what support you can get to make your life as independent as possible.

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