Healthy Lifestyles

Talk to your GP team about the following services.

Puāwai – Kai

A free group lifestyle education and cooking programme.

During the 8-session programme, you learn how small changes in the way you live can add up to a big change in your health.

The first three weeks focus on lifestyle changes, with kai to support each session. This is followed by five weeks of cooking – putting the ideas into action. All 8 sessions end with sharing kai together.

Download our Puāwai – Kai brochure (PDF)

For more information visit the Puāwai – Kai website

Puāwai Family Programmes and Support

For families/whānau with young children, Puāwai will put you in touch with a free healthy lifestyle programme that is right for you. These include Puāwai – Kai, Incredible Years and Green Prescription.

Contact the Puāwai Healthy Lifestyles Service on 0800 333 405 for further information.

Ka Puāwai te Kakano

An education package for health professionals and community providers.

Learn how to answer common lifestyle questions and set meaningful lifestyle goals with your patients and clients.

Complete the training online (3 x 45 minute modules) or in-person (2 x 2 hour sessions) and become authorised to use Ka Puāwai te kakano resources on the following healthy lifestyle themes:

  • enjoy a healthy relationship with food
  • have a routine
  • fill up with whole foods
  • make water your friend
  • sleep well
  • take care of you
  • move
  • eat mindfully
  • cook
  • know what you eat.

Contact the Puāwai Healthy Lifestyles Service on 0800 333 405 for more information.

Green Prescription – physical activity

A programme for people 16 years and over, who need to be more active. You get free face-to-face or phone support for four months from a physical activity advisor. You can try new activities and join an eight week group activity programme near where you live.

What if I need help finding health care?

Partnership Community Workers (PCWs) can help you:

  • enrol at a Pegasus Health General Practice
  • get to your doctor/hospital appointments, if transport is a problem for you
  • visit Work and Income, if you find it difficult to pay for the doctor
  • find other Community Services to support you.

Find out more about PCWs and how to contact them