Drink less be your best
DrinkSmart is a fun and social way to help you save money and cut back on calories while keeping your drinking under control. Free on iPhone and android.
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Developed by Melon Health and ACC.
What is SPARX?
SPARX is a computer program that helps young people with mild to moderate depression, anxiety or stress. It is based on a type of ‘talking therapy’ called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
- At the start of SPARX you meet the Guide, who explains what SPARX is and how it could help you.
- You then customise your avatar and journey to the seven provinces to complete quests that restore the world’s balance and defeat the pesky negative thoughts, called Gnats.
- Along the way, you will meet different characters, solve puzzles and complete mini games.
- As you complete each quest, the Guide will explain how you can use your new skills to feel better, solve problems and enjoy life in the real world. Each level takes about half an hour.
BeyondNow – Your suicide safety planning app
What is safety planning? If you or someone close to you is experiencing suicidal thoughts or feelings, safety planning can help you get through the tough moments. It involves creating a structured plan – ideally with support from your health professional or someone you trust – that you work through when you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts, feelings, distress or crisis.
BeyondNow is designed to be used as part of your overall mental wellbeing and safety strategy. It is not intended to be your only form of support. Ideally you should work with a health professional or support person to create your plan.
Rise and recharge
To help you become chair-aware, the free Rise & Recharge app — developed by Baker IDI with the support of the Vodafone Foundation — will help you spend less time stuck in the saddle and boost your energy.
Long periods of sitting (sedentary behaviour) increases our risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer.
Smiling Mind is meditation made easy. A simple tool that helps put a smile on your mind anytime, anywhere and everyday.
Smiling Mind is a unique web and App-based program developed by a team of psychologists with expertise in youth and adolescent therapy, Mindfulness Meditation and web-based wellness programs.
Can I have an occasional drink while I'm breastfeeding? Should I 'pump and dump'? How does alcohol affect breastmilk? How long should I wait after having a drink, before breastfeeding?
New Zealand recommendations say that the safest option is to not drink while breastfeeding. If you do want to drink while breastfeeding it is recommended that you avoid doing so until your baby is one month old. After this time, mothers may wish to enjoy a drink with a meal, when out with friends, or on a special occasion. Feed Safe includes a handy standard drinks guide, to help you understand how much alcohol is in a range of common drinks. Feed Safe also contains local contact details for breastfeeding information and support services.
FREE app for iOS and android devices which contains information on breastfeeding and alcohol, to help you make an informed choice.