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Useful websites

If you have questions or concerns about your health or your health care, the first place to go for more information is your doctor and Practice Nurse.

Other useful sources of information are available via the links below.

Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Health is the Government’s principal advisor on health and disability. From their website you can find information about health sector organisations, health conditions and treatments, healthy living, services and support, and the New Zealand health system.

Your Local Doctor
An enrolment drive for Auckland’s Asian community.

Immunisation Advisory Centre
The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) is based at The University of Auckland School of Population Health. They provide independent, evidence based information regarding immunisation and vaccine-preventable disease.

Asthma New Zealand The Lung Association
Asthma New Zealand provides training, education and support to people with asthma and their families to help them lead as normal a lifestyle as possible.

The Heart Foundation
The Heart Foundation helps people affected by heart disease. They fund research and run programmes to encourage Kiwi heart health, including helping people make healthy living choices.

Diabetes New Zealand
Diabetes New Zealand educates and informs people about diabetes, its treatment, prevention, and control. They provide support and act as an advocate for people affected by diabetes.

Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation’s work focuses on making mental health everybody’s business. They conduct campaigns and provide services that cover all aspects of mental health and wellbeing. This includes free information and training, and advocacy for policies and services that support people with experience of mental illness, and also their families/whānau and friends.

Depression and Anxiety
Understanding more about depression will help you find a way through.

Supporting Families in Mental Illness
Supporting Families provides information for families, whanau and anyone interested in mental health and wellbeing resources. They also have an on-line Family Forum: a safe place to share ideas, information and experiences, with other website forum members.