Other places to go for help and information


Kidshealth is a New Zealand website - a joint initiative between the Ministry of Health and the Paediatric Society of New Zealand, supported by the Starship Foundation. This website has information on children's medical condition and support groups - see https://www.kidshealth.org.nz/

Healthline and Plunketline

Free 24 hour telephone advice is available from:

Plunketline on 0800 933 922 for advice on well child and parenting issues such as crying, sleeping, your child's growth and development

Healthline on 0800 611 116 to speak to a registered nurse for advice if your child is sick or hurt.

Both services are free to call and available 24 hours a day

Health Ed

Visit Health Ed, a catalogue of free public health resources brought to you by the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) and the Ministry of Health. There are resources on a wide variety of topics including child health, immunisation and healthy eating. You can download a pdf, or order a hard copy of the information you require - see https://www.healthed.govt.nz/


Find information about child injury prevention from Safekids Aotearoa including advocacy, safekids programmes, information and resources on preventing unintentional child injuries - see https://www.starship.org.nz/safekids-injury-prevention