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Specific Issues

Aphasia New Zealand Charitable Trust (AphasiaNZ)

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0508 274 274
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Postal Address PO Box 13435, Tauranga 3141
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
AphasiaNZ provides support services, information, education and resources to people affected by aphasia after stroke, head injury, brain tumour, and Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA). AphasiaNZ educates communities about the nature and effects of aphasia.

Asthma NZ

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 09 630 2293
    0800 227 328
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 581 Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland 1024
  • Postal Address PO Box 67066, Mt Eden, Auckland, 1349
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Work towards the eradication of asthma through supporting ongoing research into the causes of asthma. We provide information, education and support to people with asthma and their families, to assist them to lead a life as free from the symptoms of asthma in order that they might lead as normal a lifestyle as possible.

Blind Foundation

  • Telephone 0800 243 333
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
The Blind Foundation is New Zealand's main provider of practical and emotional support for people who are blind or have low vision. It 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.

Cancer Society NZ

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 226 237
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address Domain Lodge, 1 Boyle Cres, Grafton Auckland 1023
  • Postal Address PO Box 1724, Shortland St, Auckland 1140
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Their team of professional staff and volunteers are there to help people with cancer, their whanāu and supporters. Having cancer can be hard but finding help does not need to be. The Cancer Society has a range of free services designed to provide support for you and your family through diagnosis, treatment and to prepare you for life after cancer. Their free services include: Psychology, Community Nurses, Volunteer Driving service.

CanTeen New Zealand

  • Telephone 0800 226 8336
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 111 Grafton Road, Grafton 1010
  • Postal Address PO Box 56-072, Mt Eden 1446
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Living with cancer is traumatic at any time, but even more so for young people already facing challenges of identity, independence, education, relationships and employment. With 14 regional branches across New Zealand, CanTeen ensures support is nearby for all young Kiwis living with cancer as patients, siblings, bereaved siblings and offspring. No young person should go through cancer alone.

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.
  • Postal Address PO Box 9734, Newmarket, Auckland 1149
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland 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.

Cystic Fibrosis Association

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 09 379 0374
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 64 Grafton Road, Auckland 1010
  • Postal Address PO Box 11 0067, Auckland Hospital, Auckland 1148
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere
Overview
Phe Cystic Fibrosis Association provides information and support for people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families. Family Support Co-ordinator available for home, hospital or office visits. Also provided are regular meetings for education and patient contact.

Diabetes NZ Auckland Branch

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 09 622 0551
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address Level 1, 55 Hugo Johnston Drive, Penrose 1061
  • Postal Address PO Box 13578, Onehunga 1643
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Diabetes NZ Auckland Branch encourages and educates Aucklanders to live life well. They provide support and education to those living with diabetes and those at risk of diabetes; promoting wellness and, encouraging early diabetes detection and treatment. Their mobile awareness service attends community events and locations, to inform, educate and test those most at risk of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Auckland also have support groups across Auckland that meet regularly to improve knowledge about diabetes management and provide supportive friendships.

Diabetes Self-Management Education@ Comprehensive care PHO

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 09 415 1091
    09 448 0019
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 42 Tawa Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632
  • Postal Address PO Box 302 163, North Harbour, Auckland 0751
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
This FREE information workshop is for people with type 2 diabetes and their whanau/support persons. The day covers: What is diabetes and how to reduce/ avoid long term problems, new medications, support with being active, understanding blood results, and foot care. we have a dietitian to talk about food choices (fats, sugars, salt, carbs), helping with setting health goals, how to do Label Reading, with FREE individual dietitian appointments in the WDHB area. Please contact us for further info.

Epilepsy Association of New Zealand (ENZ)

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 027 525 1471
    0800 374 537
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 6 Vialou Street Hamiltom
  • Postal Address PO Box 108 099, Symonds Street, Auckland 1150
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Epilepsy Association of New Zealand (ENZ) provides: Educational services for professionals who work with people with epilepsy e.g. ambulance service staff, police, nurses and teachers Information and support service Seizure management planning that provides strategies to help the person with epilepsy gain control of their seizure and build confidence Regular informational updates via newsletter, brochures, etc. Local branches offering support and social groups

Haemophilia Foundation of New Zealand (HFNZ)

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0508 322 867
    09 845 4658
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Postal Address PO Box 41-062, St Lukes, Mt Albert, Auckland 1346
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
HFNZ's mission statement is to provide excellence in care, education, advocacy and support to all people in New Zealand with bleeding disorders and their family/whanau.

Heart Kids NZ

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 543 943
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address Level 1, 60 Grafton Road, Grafton, Auckland 1010
  • Postal Address PO Box 108-034 Symonds Street, Auckland 1150
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Heart Kids NZ provide care and support to heart kids and their families. From before birth, through surgery, rehabilitation and into the future. Heart Kids understand how important it is to have a strong support network to fall back on.

Heartbeats

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 09 424 1188
    022 060 6199
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 1083 WhangaparaoaRd, Tindalls Bay, Auckland 0930
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Heartbeats is a non-profit, community-based, peer-to-peer, cardiac rehabilitation and support group for heart event survivors and their families/whanau. Membership is free. Groups meet monthly at local Community Centres and have professional healthcare practitioners as guest speakers. Heartbeats is a charitable trust, supported by the Heart Foundation NZ, Waitemata DHB and local doctors from whom we get regular referrals. We operate groups in: Rodney, North Shore City, West and Central Auckland.

Hepatitis Foundation NZ

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 33 2010
  • Address 61 Alexander Ave, Whakatane 3120
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Hepatitis Foundation NZ provide a long-term monitoring programme to help improve health outcomes for people living with chronic hepatitis B. Through this Ministry-of-Health-funded programme they care for 25,000 New Zealanders living with hepatitis B. The programme includes: - Access to community hepatitis nurses- Access to specialist care if needed- Regular blood tests- Liver assessment, including a fibroscan (ultrasound)- Resources and information about hepatitis B, testing and treatment- Advice and support- A hepatitis helpline.  

Huntington's Disease Association (Auckland) Inc

  • Telephone 0800 432 825
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 14 Erson Avenue, Royal Oak, Auckland, 1023
  • Postal Address PO Box 16 181, Sandringham, Auckland, 1351
  • FAX 09 815 9704
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
For over 30 years we have been providing information about Huntington's disease to those living with HD, their carers as well as the support agencies and medical professionals. Information ranges from how HD affects people to how to manage the symptoms. Enable individuals and families to adjust emotionally and practically by supplying information and helping them to manage the present and prepare for the future.

Kidney Kids NZ Incorporated

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 0800 215 437
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 4/37 Wilkinson Road, Ellerslie, Auckland 1060
  • Postal Address PO Box 13 732, Onehunga, Auckland 1643
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Kidney Kids NZ Incorporated (Kidney Kids) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting children with Kidney Disease and their families. Kidney Kids NZ believe in helping these children to 'the best lives possible'.

Mapura Studios

  • Cost of Service Free, Low Cost
  • Telephone 09 845 5361
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address Fowlds Park, Rocky Nook Ave, St Lukes, Auckland 1022
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
Mapura Studios is a creative space offering visual arts, music, movement, cartooning and art therapy programmes for people of all ages living with disability and diversity, as well as the wider community. We provide a professional service in person-centred visual arts learning, creative therapies, and art practice.

MS Auckland

  • Telephone 09 845 5921
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address Takapuna Community Service Building, 5 The Strand, Takapuna 0622
  • Postal Address PO Box 33574, Takapuna, Auckland 0740
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
A not-for-profit organisation supporting the hundreds of people living with Multiple Sclerosis in the Greater Auckland Region. Services include: Four Field Workers Support & Resources Hydrotherapy Educational & Social Programmes The MS Auckland Region mission is to reduce the impact of MS in the community and empower people with MS to thrive in their daily lives. Service is available Auckland-wide.

Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Zealand (MDANZ)

  • Telephone 0800 800 337 or 09 415 5682 (Northern Branch)
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address 419 Church Street East, Penrose 1061
  • Postal Address PO Box 12 063, Penrose, Auckland 1642
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
The Muscular Dystrophy Association of NZ (MDANZ) provides: free information, support, advocacy and social contacts for people with neuromuscular conditions and their families/whanau and education/information to health professionals, teachers, etc. There are many different recognised types of neuromuscular conditions. MDA covers muscular dystrophies, spinal muscular atrophies, hereditary neuropathies, congenital myopathies, myasthenias, myotonic dystrophies, metabolic diseases of muscle and inflammatory myopathies.

National Foundation for the Deaf (NFD)

  • Cost of Service Free
  • Telephone 09 307 2922
    0800 867 446
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address Level 1, 149-155 Parnell Road
  • Regions Served North Shore, Rodney, Waitakere, Other Auckland areas
Overview
The Foundation gives practical support to thousands of people around New Zealand, on every kind of hearing issue - from how to get financial help for hearing aids to problems requiring diagnosis, letters and referrals. NFD also puts people in contact with and works alongside its member organisations, government departments, and agencies. Check out NFD's website for information about the Silent Leadership Challenge!
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