Tapuaki – Pregnancy
Also, visit their website http://www.tapuaki.org.nz/ which can be translated into 8 different languages!
Health Professional Review
Partners in website development: Ministry of Health, Plunket, Taha, Whakawhetu, and the Immunisation Advosiry Centre.
This app has been reviewed by Health Navigator, to read the review click here.
Type 2 Diabetes Xplained
Medical jargon can be confusing, but we take away that confusion through storytelling. Type 2 Diabetes Xplained takes us on Hare and Lisa’s journeys with Type 2 Diabetes in an engaging, informative and entertaining story.
You can also order USBs with the information on them: http://type2diabetesexplained.co.nz/
This app has been reviewed by a local health professional (below) and by Health Navigator (click here to read their review).
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.
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.
Hello Sunday Morning or Day Break
Tired of waking up with a hangover?
Don't let the day get away. The Hello Sunday Morning (HSM) or Day Break app helps you set simple, achievable weekly challenges to help reset your drinking habits.
Choose challenges to complete and then spend just two minutes each Sunday morning checking-in with your progress. Ever sung karaoke completely sober? Need some tips on how to unwind after work without alcohol? Have a boozy wedding coming up?
The HSM app is ideal for social drinkers who are looking for quick and easy ways to cut back on their drinking and challenge their relationship with alcohol – one Sunday at a time.
Supported by the Australian Government (Department of Health), VicHealth, Vodafone Foundation and nib foundation.
Download Hello Sunday morning for iOS devices here.
Download Day Break for android devices here
Please note that this app is free for a two week trial and then $59.99 AUS annual fee. Check out Drink Smart for a free app: http://www.booksonprescription.co.nz/product/drink-smart/
A New Zealand based wellbeing tool to help people cope with stressful life experiences through support with problem solving.
Aunty Dee is a free online tool that can be accessed on smartphones, tablets and desktop computers. The tool aims to help people work through a problem or problems. By encouraging users to think about, reflect and explore their problems in a structured way, users can proactively find solutions to their problems and then act. Although anyone can use the tool, it is aimed at Pacific and Maori young people aged 14-25 years. The website also has a library of tips and tricks for some common problems such as trouble sleeping or problems with relationships, friends, health and school.
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.