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Health Support - Specific Issues

Health Support - Specific Issues

Addictive Eaters Anonymous

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 036629128
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Addictive Eaters Anonymous (AEA) is a worldwide Twelve Step fellowship based on Alcoholics Anonymous. AEA members have found recovery from binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, other forms of addictive eating and compulsive exercise. Through working the Twelve Steps of AEA members find peace of mind and the ability to live a meaningful and productive life. AEA have several regular Zoom meetings each week to which all are welcome. Visit their website for further details and links to join their meetings.

ADHD New Zealand

  • Cost of Service Low Cost
  • Telephone (09) 625 1754
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
The vision of ADHD New Zealand is to advance the ADHD Community by providing practical information and support. ADHD New Zealand provide phone, email, website and Facebook support, post extensive information packs to members, publish a bi-monthly E-newsletter and provide library resources. They also provide the opportunity to interact with others within their ADHD community through parent education courses, awareness events, ADHD Kids Basketball programme, private Facebook groups and Adult groups.

Allergy New Zealand

  • Cost of Service Free, Other
  • Telephone 0800 340 800
    (09) 623 3912
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
A national charity, Allergy New Zealand provides information and resources to help with understanding what allergies are, including food allergy and anaphylaxis, where to go for diagnosis and treatment, and how to manage allergies day to day. Check the website www.allergy.org.nz, where there are also resources for schools and early childhood services and health professionals.

Altogether Autism

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 027 808 3942
    0508 236 236
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Altogether Autism provides a free, nationwide autism information and advisory service. They are autism specialists and can provide you with trusted information for free. Their research and information team are available to answer any questions you have about autism.

Alzheimers Northland

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone [Whāngarei]
    (09) 438 7771
    [Kaipara]
    022 691 6068
    [Far North]
    (09) 407 3010
    022 658 0092
  • Email [Whāngarei]
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    [Kaipara]
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    [Far North]
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  • Address [Whāngarei]
    112 Corks Road, Tikipunga 0144
    [Kaipara]
    61 Victoria Street, Dargaville
    [Far North]
    5 Marenui Drive, Kerikeri, 0245
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Alzheimers Northland provide expert help and support directly to families affected by dementia; helping them to live their best life. They provide:• Help for carers• Home carer seminars• Day programmes for people with dementiaThey also share their knowledge and expertise with professionals through their education programme.

Amputee Society of Auckland and Northland

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 430 6499
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
The Amputee Society offers support and advice to all amputees and their families.

Aphasia New Zealand Charitable Trust

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0508 274 274
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
AphasiaNZ provides support services, resources, and information to people who have acquired aphasia after a stroke, head injury, or disease of the brain. Currently, there is no Community Aphasia Advisor service in Northland, but they have telephone and Zoom support available, which includes support groups and assistance to improve conversational success for families affected by aphasia. They also have a variety of written resources - please contact them for more information.

Arthritis New Zealand

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 663 463
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Arthritis New Zealand offers health advice and support from trained health professionals by phone, email, online courses and social media.They provide information/advice and management for all types of arthritis, such as Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Sjogren's Syndrome, Scleroderma, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis etc.

Asthma NZ

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 227 328
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Asthma NZ are committed to providing education, training and support for all New Zealanders to ensure that they live well with respiratory conditions. No one should suffer from asthma.

Blind Low Vision NZ

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 437 1199
    0800 243 333
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 277 Kamo Road, Kamo, Whangarei 0112
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Blind Low Vision NZ is the main provider of practical and emotional support for people who are blind, deafblind, or have low vision.BLVNZ equips people with the skills needed to participate fully in society, which includes support in living independently and getting around, help with technology and ways to continue reading and communicating, and advice on employment.

Body Positive Inc.

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 448 5463
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Body Positive Inc. is a group founded by and run for people with HIV/AIDS. They welcome all people living with HIV and AIDS in New Zealand. Body Positive Inc. breaks down isolation and builds a sense of community while advocating on behalf of HIV+ people on a national level.

Bowel Cancer NZ

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 226 968
    021 367 968
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Bowel Cancer NZ are a patient focused, nationwide charity supporting patients, whanau and survivors of bowel cancer.They also provide Workplace Wellbeing talks to community groups, businesses and corporates around bowel cancer.

Brain Injury Association Northland

  • Cost of Service Free, Low Cost
  • Telephone (09) 459 5013
    0800 272 466
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 98 Cairnfield Road, Otangarei, Whangarei 0110
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North
Overview
Brain Injury Association Northland offers support and resources to those living with the effects of a brain injury. This support is also extended out to family members and carers. They understand the daily struggles and the constant readjustments required, and they have the resources and links you need to begin enjoying life again! They are there to help and support you.

Breast Cancer Support Northland Trust

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Breast Cancer Support Northland Trust provide a practical and emotional support service for those residents in Northland who are experiencing a Breast Cancer diagnosis. When ladies are first diagnosed one of their specially trained volunteers will contact them and support them through their journey. Their volunteer support people are women who have been through the Breast Cancer journey. Their support can be practical such as a $200 financial payment, frozen meals, knitted knockers and support coffee mornings.

Burnett Foundation Aotearoa (formerly New Zealand AIDS Foundation)

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 802 437
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Burnett Foundation Aotearoa provide free testing services for HIV and other STIs for at-risk groups - i.e. gay and bisexual men, and other Men who have Sex with Men (MSM). Those not eligible are able to buy HIV home test kits for $29 through their website. They also provide counselling services to anyone affected by HIV, including: people living with HIV, their loved ones, and MSM. Counselling sessions can be 1-1, in group settings, and either online or in person.

Cancer Society Northland

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 437 5593
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 73 Kamo Rd
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Cancer Society Northland/ Te Kahui Matepuku o Te Tai Tokerau: Their mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer for people with cancer and their whanau. They provide:• Psychosocial support, through Nurses and community support workers• Counselling• Driving• Information• Advocacy for cancer prevention. For health promotion action please contact Daffodil House 09 437 5593.

Cerebral Palsy Society

  • Cost of Service Low Cost
  • Telephone 0800 503 603
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
The Cerebral Palsy Society is a member-based organisation that strives to enhance the lives of children, young adults and adults, with Cerebral Palsy, and their families and whanau. They run a variety of programmes and services for their members – from e-cards to subsidise taxi travel and physical activities, to grants, member events and support networks.

Child Cancer Foundation

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 424 453
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Child Cancer Foundation provide children and their families with support every step of the way, helping them overcome challenges and maintain control of their lives.They focus on the whānau, not the cancer. No two families’ experiences are the same, and neither is the nature of the support they need.One thing is always the same: Child Cancer Foundation support every family so they can concentrate on the most important thing of all, loving and caring for their child.

Coastal Care Tutukaka

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone (09) 434 3887
    027 485 5930
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address c/o Jan Laing (Co ordinator), 46 Whangaumu Street, Whangaumu Bay, Tutukaka Coast, 0173
  • Regions Served Whangārei
Overview
Volunteers are trained by North Haven Hospice to give support & help to anyone in need on the Tutukaka Coast. Providing assistance and equipment to anyone: • Following an accident or surgery • Suffering long term illness• Feeling lonely • With a disability • Elderly • Needing relief for a full time carer needing time out• Needing transport to the doctor, hospital The health & disability equipment is on a short-term loan basis until permanent equipment is supplied.

Coeliac New Zealand Incorporated

  • Cost of Service Low Cost, Other
  • Telephone (09) 414 7467
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served Whangārei, Kaipara, Far North, Other Northland areas
Overview
Coeliac New Zealand is a membership-based not-for-profit organisation. Their vision is to help people with coeliac disease live healthy lives every day by providing advocacy, support, information and resources.
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