Te Mana Hauora O Te Tairawhiti
There is much free ‘information’ on health topics available via Google etc, but it won’t always be accurate or safe. These are some reputable sites:
Everybody : Health info for New Zealanders www.everybody.co.nz
HealthEd (NZ Ministry of Health) www.healthed.govt.nz/ Browse topics, request pamphlets, etc.
Health Navigator NZ www.healthnavigator.org.nz/ How to navigate the health system and make choices that are right for you and your family or whanau
MedSafe (NZ) www.medsafe.govt.nz/ Information on medicines, including side-effects
Mental Health (National Library NZ) webdirectory.natlib.govt.nz/dir/en/nz/health Click on ‘Diseases and conditions’ then ‘Mental health’ for a comprehensive range of sources of information on specific disorders, New Zealand organisations, support groups, etc.
NZ Organisation for Rare Disorders www.nzord.org.nz/ Includes contacts for support groups throughout NZ)
UpToDate Patient website http://www.uptodate.com/home/uptodate-benefits-patients
Web Directory : Health (National Library NZ) webdirectory.natlib.govt.nz/dir/en/nz/health Comprehensive listing of web sites, including societies and associations, and sources of information on specific diseases and disorders.
Alcohol/Drug/Gambling www.addictionshelp.org.nz/Services/Home Can be searched for details of local services e.g. Gisborne, Ruatoria
Alcohol/Drug Helpline 0800 787 797
Gambling Helpline 0800 654 655
Healthline 0800 611 116 www.healthline.co.nz