FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Green Prescription and Active Families are free behaviour change intervention programmes. A referral can be made by a registered health professional or a patient can complete a self-referral. Staff provide free individual or whānau focused support to enhance physical, mental, and social wellbeing through physical activity and healthy eating support. A patient must be medically stable to be referred and will be supported for up to 12 months.

​​​​​​​Active Families Referral Criteria

  • Whānau with tamariki and rangatahi aged 4 to 16 who would benefit from healthy lifestyle support in physical activity and nutrition.
  • Not meeting Ministry of Health physical activity guidelines for children: being active 60 minutes daily at vigorous intensity (rosy cheeks).
  • Not meeting Ministry of Health eating guidelines.

Green Prescription Referral Criteria

  • Adults aged 17+ who would benefit from healthy lifestyle support in physical activity and nutrition.
  • Not meeting Ministry of Health physical activity guidelines for adults: being active 5 times a week for 30 minutes at moderate intensity (TALK test).
  • Not meeting Ministry of Health eating guidelines.

How to refer:

  • Complete one of the online referral processes provided on the left
  • ERMS – Allied Health – Green Prescription (for both programmes)
  • Email grxreferral@sportotago.co.nz

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