Green Prescription supports positive health and lifestyle changes


What is Green Prescription/Rongoā Kākāriki?

Green Prescription is a free service which provides support and motivation to improve individual wellbeing/hauora through physical activity and lifestyle support.​​​​​​​

Who can access Green Prescription support?

Any adults who are medically stable and are motivated to increase their physical activity and make some lifestyle changes

We are particularly keen to support anyone with either newly diagnosed or long-term health conditions who would benefit from increasing their physical activity levels eg Clients with diabetes, cardiovascular or respiratory conditions, osteoarthritis and/or depression and anxiety.

How do you sign up?

Complete a Green Prescription self-referral form (see below) - or speak with your doctor, practice nurse or health care professional, and ask for a Green Prescription.

Otherwise, feel free to contact us on (06) 7590930 or 0800 (ACTIVE) 22 84 83

Refer yourself for a Green Prescription

What happens once you get a Green Prescription?

Initial Consultation

Your advisor will contact you to let you know that we have received a referral for support. They will work with you to arrange an in-person meeting or a suitable time to have an initial phone conversation and start the support process. They will discuss your individual circumstances and needs and work with you to come up with an achievable action plan that you feel confident in. Support can also be provided online if preferred.


Ongoing Support and Review

Your advisor will stay in regular contact by phone, email or text to help keep you motivated and check in on progress with your plan. They will discuss the benefits you may have noticed, your activity levels and possible next steps. Prescription support periods aim to be responsive to need and renewals of prescriptions can be discussed with your advisor. Additional cultural support for Maori is available. If this is of interest to you please discuss with your advisor in the first instance.​​​​​​​

Green Prescription support in the Community

The Green Prescription team, work with community activity providers in advocating for our clients to address some of the barriers we know exist when trying new types of physical activity and establishing new habits. We are grateful for providers who support our programme in many different ways. Please look out for the green prescription logo in our Activity Directory which identifies providers where support is available or talk with your Advisor about other opportunities.

Resources

Download or print these resources as part of your support programme:

Activity Record

Walking Guide

Consent and Agreement Terms

By agreeing to proceed with your Green Prescription, you consent to Sport Taranaki sharing information with theTe Whatu Ora Taranaki​​​​​​​ and the Ministry of Health. Information shared will be for statistical purposes only and individuals will not be identifiable. Sport Taranaki will comply with the Privacy Act 2020, Health Information Privacy Code 2020 and Health (Retention of Health Information) Regulation 1996. If you have any questions or concerns please discuss these with your GRx Advisor. Sport Taranaki acknowledges the Code of Health and Disability Service Consumer Rights. For more information visit www.hdc.org.nz

"There’s no way I could have done this job before I made the positive changes to my lifestyle.”   - Casey

Jonathan Boniface

Green Prescription Advisor

 [email protected]

Phone:  022 057 3857

“I had to turn my life around, for myself, for my kids and for my grandkids.”  - Frank

Claire White

Active Lifestyles Lead

[email protected]

Phone: 027 653 3466

Rachel Spriggens

Green Prescription Advisor

[email protected]

Phone: 022 698 4451

Rocki Robinson

Green Prescription Advisor

[email protected]

Phone: 027 415 6770

We welcome feedback to help us improve our services as well as passing on compliments to our hard working staff.