FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
Green Prescription and Active Families are both 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 six months.
Active Families Referral Criteria
Whānau with tamariki and rangatahi aged 4 to 17 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).
How to refer:
Complete one of the online referral processes provided on the left
ERMS – Allied Health – Green Prescription (for both programmes)
If you have any questions, please reach out to the Healthy Lifestyles Manager (below).
Healthy Lifestyles Manager
Ph: 027 695 8005
CONTACT SPORT OTAGO
Sargood Centre, 40 Logan Park Drive,Dunedin 9016
03 474 6350
SPORT CLUTHACross Recreation Centre
027 436 7174
SPORT CENTRAL3 Barry Ave, Cromwell027 232 9390
Wanaka Recreation Centre, Wanaka027 212 4290
SPORT WAITAKI102 Thames Street
029 434 9379
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