Related websites

These links connect to other health-related government and non-government sites and to information sites belonging to agencies affiliated to the Public Health Association. Links to commercial sites are not intended as endorsements, nor should omission of a commercial site be seen as non-endorsement. The content of any linked site does not necessarily reflect the views of Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand or the Ministry of Health - Manatū Hauora.

Activity & Nutrition Aotearoa

Activity and Nutrition Aotearoa is a not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to connect people and organisations engaged in the cause of improving the nation’s nutrition and physical activity.
Visit the Activity & Nutrition Action website 

Age Concern New Zealand

Age Concern New Zealand is a not-for-profit, charitable organisation, dedicated to promoting the quality of life and well-being of older people, and advocating a message of positive, healthy ageing for people of all ages.

Visit the Age Concern New Zealand website 

Alcohol & Public Health Research Unit

The Alcohol & Public Health Research Unit is an independent, peer-reviewed research organisation with an international reputation. Much of their alcohol research focuses on preventing harm through development of national policy and community action.

Visit the Alcohol & Public Health Research Unit website 

ASH (Action on Smoking and Health)

ASH provides an information service to health promotion and education providers, policy makers, politicians, the media, students, community groups and members of the public on issues relating to tobacco and public health.

Visit the ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) website 

Asthma (Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of NZ)

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand (Inc) is a national, non-government organisation which aims to help people with asthma and other respiratory conditions.

Visit the Asthma (Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of NZ) website  

Baby Friendly Aotearoa New Zealand

Baby Friendly services work to see that all whānau, regardless of their infant feeding choice, receive unbiased information, support and professional advice in their decision to feed their babies.

Visit the Baby Friendly Aotearoa New Zealand website 

Burnett Foundation Aotearoa

The Burnett Foundation Aotearoa (formerly New Zealand AIDS Foundation) has a passion and commitment to prevent HIV transmission, combat stigma and maximise the wellbeing of those most affected by HIV. Its kaupapa is to have a human-centred, science-led, sex-positive approach to public health.

Visit the Burnett Foundation Aotearoa website 

Cancer Society of New Zealand

The Cancer Society provides information about treatment, prevention, and early detection of cancer.

Visit the Cancer Society of New Zealand website

Child Cancer Foundation

The foundation provides services for children and young people with cancer and supports their families.

Visit the Child Cancer Foundation website

Coeliac New Zealand Incorporated

Coeliac New Zealand is a national, non-governmental organisation which raises awareness and supports people with Coeliac Disease (CD) live healthy lives every day. We provide information and support research for those working in the health sector to enable early detection, treatment and follow up care of people with CD and their whanau; as well as providing coeliac safe events, social forums, a dedicated Coeliac Link magazine, an Annual Awareness Week during June, and an informative website.

Visit the Coeliac New Zealand website

Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa is a national organisation representing the voice of Deaf people, and the national service provider for Deaf people in New Zealand.  

Deaf Aotearoa also works closely with Deaf communities, government agencies and other organisations to increase awareness, promote New Zealand Sign Language and strengthen the rights of Deaf people.

Home - Deaf Aotearoa

This website is lovingly managed by the dedicated team at Te Whatu Ora | Health Promotion. We've collaborated with those who've bravely navigated life's challenges, skilled health practitioners and community leaders to craft this website.

We're here to offer understanding, validation and practical advice for those navigating depression and anxiety. Our mission is to lessen the impact of these challenges on New Zealanders' lives by promoting early recognition, encouraging help seeking and fostering supportive communities.

Depression and Anxiety | Welcome to a Brand New Day

Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes New Zealand is a Charitable Trust that represents and supports people living with diabetes. They’ve been supporting Kiwi with information and resources to help identify and manage diabetes symptoms for more than 60 years.

Their mission is to ensure that every person living in Aotearoa New Zealand with diabetes or at risk of diabetes has equitable access to affordable, quality diabetes care and education.

Diabetes New Zealand

Dietitians NZ

The website for Dietitians New Zealand Ngā Pukenga Kai Ora o Aotearoa contains useful information about what dietitians do, where to find credible eating well information, and a database of registered dietitians by region.

Visit the Dietitians NZ website 

National domestic violence helplines

Epilepsy New Zealand

Epilepsy New Zealand provides educational, information, and support services, including a national epilepsy helpline: 0800 20 21 22. Epilepsy New Zealand has 17 local branches and a National Support Centre in Hamilton.

Visit the Epilepsy New Zealand website 

Gambling Helpline

This site offers access to free 24-hour telephone counsellors and a free text service. Gambling Helpline provides four specialist services; Māori Gambling Helpline, Pasifika Gambling Helpline, Debt Gambling Helpline and Youth Gambling Helpline. The site also houses an anonymous forum where users can connect with others affected by gambling.

Visit the Gambling Helpline website 

Health and Disability Commissioner

Promotes and protects the rights and responsibilities of consumers and providers.

Visit the Health and Disability Commissioner website 

Health App Library

The NZ Health App Library, funded by the Ministry of Health, is made up of apps that have been reviewed by experts, so you can decide which ones are right for you and your whānau.

Apps | Healthify

Health Information and Services

Supporting health and wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand

Health Information and Services

Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora

Building the future of health – Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora

Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora YouTube channel

Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand

The Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand: Runanga Whakapiki ake i te Hauora o Aotearoa is a national umbrella organisation that helps to unite the efforts of community groups as they work for a healthier society.

Visit the Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand website


Healthify makes health information simple for everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Visit the Healthify website


This website provides resources and information to support people working in the nutrition or physical activity sectors.

Visit the Healthy Kids website

Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is New Zealand’s heart charity, leading the fight against our country’s single biggest killer – heart disease. Our mission - to stop all people in New Zealand dying prematurely from heart disease and enable people with heart disease to live full lives.

Welcome to the New Zealand Heart Foundation - Heart Foundation

Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand

The Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to improve health outcomes for those New Zealanders living with chronic hepatitis B or C.

Visit the Hepatitis Foundation of New Zealand website

IHC New Zealand

The IHC website is about living with intellectual disability in New Zealand. IHC New Zealand will advocate for the rights, inclusion and welfare of all people with an intellectual disability and support them to live satisfying lives in the community.

Visit the IHC New Zealand website


Immunisation saves lives. As well as protecting yourself from dangerous diseases, getting your tamariki immunised is one of the best ways to set them up for a healthy future. Lots of vaccines in Aotearoa New Zealand are free.

Immunise | Te Whatu Ora

Information in NZSL

Information in NZSL - Deaf Aotearoa

Just the Facts

JUST THE FACTS is brought to you by the Sexually Transmitted Infections Education Foundation (STIEF) - an initiative funded by the Te Whatu Ora - Health NZ to educate New Zealanders about STIs.

Life goes on, read Just The Facts about Sexually Transmitted Infections

Le Va

Our purpose is to support Pasifika families and communities to unleash their full potential and have the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes.

Le Va

The Lowdown

Welcome to the Lowdown, a space created with rangatahi, for rangatahi. Find support here for your hauora, identity, culture and mental health.

Visit the Lowdown website

Mental Health Foundation

This site is a hub for much of the mental health work going on in New Zealand. Here you can find links to resources, information, health promotion and policy. The site is also the central point of reference for the annual Mental Health Awareness Week.

Visit the Mental Health Foundation website 

Ministry for Ethnic Communities

The Ministry for Ethnic Communities is the chief advisor to the government on ethnic diversity and inclusion in New Zealand society. Our animated health videos cover a range of topics, including Measles, Mumps and Rubella, mental health, diabetes and heart disease.

Health videos for ethnic communities | Ministry for Ethnic Communities

Ministry of Health: Manatū Hauora

The Ministry of Health is responsible for the development and implementation of policy for, and the funding of, the health and disability sector.

Visit the Ministry of Health: Manatū Hauora website 

National Screening Unit

This site features the national screening programmes: BreastScreen Aotearoa, Cervical Screening, and Antenatal and Newborn Screening. This site offers New Zealand women and their families easy access to important and relevant health information.

Visit the National Screening Unit website 

Nōku te Ao: Like Minds

Nōku te Ao is a nationwide programme to end prejudice and discrimination against people with experience of mental distress.

Nōku te Ao — Home (

NZ Drug Foundation

The NZ Drug Foundation is a registered charity whose work is supported by government funding, corporate and private grants and donations, and by members.

NZ Drug Foundation

Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand

Occupations are the activities and tasks of everyday life. These include things people do to look after themselves, to enjoy themselves, and to contribute to the social and economic fabric of their communities. Occupational therapy is the art and science of helping people take part in everyday living through their occupations. 

It is also about fostering health and wellbeing, and about creating a just and inclusive society so that everyone can participate to their fullest potential. The things that occupational therapists do to help people take part in everyday living are sometimes referred to as ‘enabling occupation’.

Home - OTBNZ | The Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand (OTBNZ)

Physiotherapy New Zealand - Kōmiri Aotearoa

Physiotherapy uses proven techniques to help restore movement and function to anyone affected by an injury, disability or health condition. It’s a therapy that can help you achieve movement for life.

A physiotherapist will use their in-depth knowledge of how the body works, combined with hands-on clinical skills, to assess, diagnose and treat your symptoms. They can even help you prevent many injuries and health conditions.

Physiotherapy New Zealand

Problem Gambling Foundation

This site offers a range of information, resources and ways to get involved in your community. It also offers access to qualified counsellors who provide free, professional and confidential counselling services for both gamblers and others affected by gambling, with specific services for Asian communities.

Problem Gambling Foundation • Take the first step in your journey to recovery (

The Quit Group

Quitline helps all New Zealanders quit smoking. Smokers can access Quitline support by telephone, text or online.

Visit The Quit Group website

Te Rau Ora

To improve Māori Health through leadership, education, research and evaluation, health workforce development and innovative, systemic transformation. We strengthen Māori health and wellbeing through nationally navigated and locally led solutions.

Visit the Te Rau Ora website 

Safer Gambling Aotearoa

Safer Gambling Aotearoa is on a mission to minimise gambling harm within our communities. So, whether you choose to gamble or know someone who does, we’re here to offer our guidance and support, with manaaki and alofa.

Visit the Safer Gambling Aotearoa website

Sexual Wellbeing Aotearoa

Formerly Family Planning, now Sexual Wellbeing Aotearoa. Still New Zealand’s largest provider of sexual and reproductive health services, clinics, information, advice and education. Online or in person, on a course or in a resource – we’re here to help you make decisions about your sexual health and wellbeing.

Sexual Wellbeing Aotearoa


Shine is a specialist domestic violence not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to making NZ homes violence free. Shine’s range of services include a national, free-to-call Helpline, answered 7 days a week. Shine’s website offers further information and resources about domestic violence.

Visit Shine's website


Helping New Zealanders to become smokefree by providing information, tools and tips.

Visit the Smokefree website

Smokefree and vaping legislation

This section of the Ministry of Health website provides information on smokefree environments legislation.

Smokefree and vaping legislation | Ministry of Health NZ

Speech-language Therapy

Speech-language therapists are professionals who work with and advocate for people who have communication and swallowing impairments.

New Zealand Speech-language Therapists' Association (


The prevention of skin cancer and the promotion of sun safety in New Zealand is led by the Cancer Society of New Zealand, under the SunSmart brand.

Visit the Sunsmart website

Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand Inc (WSNZ) ensures that water education safety needs of the community are met. It does so by providing several key services including public education (including resources), research and the provision of information and statistics, and advice and consultancy.

Visit the Water Safety New Zealand website 

Well Child/Tamariki Ora

WellChild/Tamariki Ora is about babies, infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers under 5 years old and keeping them well, growing and developing to their fullest potential. The site helps WellChild/Tamariki Ora Health providers to work together with families to provide the best support, health promotion and prevention for all New Zealand children under 5. The information can also be useful to parents, caregivers and whānau.

Visit the Child/Tamariki Ora website 

Whakarongorau Aotearoa/New Zealand Telehealth Services

Whakarongorau Aotearoa is an organisation that provides national telehealth services.

Whakarongorau | Formerly Homecare Medical

Te Whatu Ora, National Public Health Service, Promotion

The Promotion directorate leads and delivers innovative, high quality and cost- effective programmes to inspire all New Zealanders to lead healthier lives. Key areas of work are: First 1,000 Daysalcoholhealth resourcesimmunisationmental healthminimising gambling harmnutrition and physical activity and tobacco control.

Visit the Promotion directorate website

Women’s Health Action 

Women's Health Action is a charitable trust which aims to provide women with high-quality information and education services to enable them to maintain their health and make informed choices about their healthcare.

Visit the Women’s Health Action website